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Dairy Queen
Rue Jarry
Montréal, QC
Dairy Queen
Rue De Bellechasse
Montréal, QC
Dairy Queen
Rue Sainte-Catherine
Montréal, QC
Dairy Queen
Rue Beaubien
Montréal, QC
Dairy Queen
Île Perrot, QC
former Dairy Queen
Montréal, QC
These Québec Dairy Queens have mini chateau style buildings and porcelain enamel with neon signs. The first Dairy Queen opened in Canada in 1953. However, I'm not sure that these signs are all that old. They are all in great shape and lit at night. I have never seen signs or buildings like these in the States. The signs at the Rue Beaubien and Rue De Bellechasse locations have been replaced with modern signs but the chateau buildings are still there. For more, see this website. [Rue Jarry map]; Rue De Bellechasse map; [Rue Sainte-Catherine map]; [Rue Beaubien map]; [Île Perrot map]

The Cornet Glace sign and building were obviously built originally for Dairy Queen. This photo is from 2009. By 2014, the sign had been repainted and the neon removed. In 2015, the sign was replaced. The gable roof building remains. [map]

More Canadian Dairy Queens:
Ottawa, ON [gone]
Montréal, QC
Saskatoon, SK

Dairy Queen [gone]
Aurora, IL
former Dairy Queen
Mattituck, NY
Dairy Queen
Atlanta, GA

Dairy Queen [gone]
Sanford, ME
Dairy Queen
Saco, ME
Dairy Queen [gone]
Newton, NJ
Dairy Queen [gone]
Fraser, MI

Dairy Queen
Hibbing, MN

Dairy Queen
Junction City, OR
These barn-style Dairy Queens feature the now rare Little Miss weathervane rooftop signs. These signs were first produced in 1961. At the time, female employees wore hats and aprons similar to those of the Little Miss. These signs are five feet tall. Most of them are now missing the weathervane portion.

This Aurora location remains a walk-up building. Most of these barn buildings feature dining rooms in front. These photos are from 2012. By 2016, the Little Miss sign had been removed and the sign on the front of the building was replaced with the modern logo. [map]

This Mattituck Dairy Queen became the Magic Fountain sometime before the 1970s and features homemade ice cream. [map]

This Atlanta Dairy Queen has a nicely preserved Little Miss sign. It is the only one that still has a complete weathervane. [map]

The photo of this Sanford Little Miss is from 2009. The Dairy Queen was still there but the sign was gone by 2015.

This Little Miss sign in Saco is still backlit at night. For more, see this website. [map]

This photo of the Little Miss in Newton is from 2011. By 2015, the barn style building had been replaced with a modern box-like building. The Little Miss sign was gone.

The photos of the Dairy Queen in Fraser are from 2007. By 2011, the store was closed and all the signs were removed.

The Hibbing location has an incredibly well-preserved building and signs. Even rarer than the Little Miss sign are the drink and ice cream cup signs on the front of the building. [map]

The Junction City location has featured two panels of a Little Miss sign in the window since at least 2007. This photo is from 2016. I assume the sign was originally displayed outside there. [map]

There is also a sign in Greenwood, IN which was apparently a replacement for the Little Miss sign.

More Dairy Queen Little Miss signs:
Ocala, FL [gone]
Herrin, IL [map]
St. Cloud, MN [map]
Kingston, PA [gone]
Amery, WI [gone]

If you know of any other Little Miss signs out there, I'd love to hear from you.

Tiny's Dairy Barn
Wauseon, OH
Tiny's Dairy Barn was built in 1963. Although I'm told it was never a Dairy Queen, I have my suspicions. If not, then it was certainly inspired by DQ's barn style buildings. It may have started with a flat topped stand and added the upper level later. Perhaps there was an eating area on the upper level. Does anyone know more about this place? [map]

Dairy Queen [gone]
Athens, GA
former Dairy Queen
Andover, OH
Dairy Queen [gone]
Shinnston, WV
former Dairy Queen
Albuquerque, NM
The Athens and Andover Dairy Queens have/had "lips" logo weathervanes. I have not seen these at any other locations but assume they must have been widespread. The Andover location closed around 2013. Since 2016, the building has housed Dairy Oasis. The Dairy Queen sign is gone but the weathervane remains. The Athens location had closed by 2017 and the weathervane is gone now. [Andover map]

The photos of the Shinnston location are from 2012. By 2013, the location had closed. The building is still there but the weathervane and sign are gone.

Slanted sign poles like the one that was in Andover are now very rare. The panels of the one in Stamford, CT were replaced with the modern logo in 2015. The slanted pole is still there. There is one left in South Milwaukee, WI. The one in Topeka, KS was replaced with a modern sign in 2016. There were evidently pairs of slanted sign poles like this one in Metropolis, IL which are gone now. There were also thinner poles as well like this one in Fort Worth, TX which is also gone.

This former Dairy Queen sign in Albuquerque is located in the sign yard of Southwest Outdoor Electric. The Dennis the Menace comic strip character was used in Dairy Queen advertising from 1971-2001. I don't know of any other signs like this left. For more, see this website.

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