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Foster's Freeze (page 2)

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Foster's Freeze
Dinuba, CA
Foster's Freeze
Selma, CA
Foster's Freeze [gone]
Santa Cruz, CA
The Dinuba, Selma and Santa Cruz locations feature later plastic signs. I'd love to know when they made the switch. The mascot on the Selma sign has red cheeks. [Dinuba map]; [Selma map]

In 2009, this Santa Cruz location became Taqueria Agave and the sign was removed. For more, see this website.

Foster's Freeze [gone]
Sebastopol, CA

2008:

2017:
This Foster's Freeze appeared to be from the 1950s. In addition to the script Foster's lettering around the roofline, there were these cute metal additions. I have not seen them at any other location. This location closed in 2013. By 2016, the signs were gone. The building and sign had been remodeled for the Handline restaurant.

Foster's Freeze
Santa Rosa, CA
This Foster's Freeze location features a rare pole sign panel with a white background and "Patio Dining" text. The other side of the sign features the more common navy panel. I'm sure there were other white panels but there are none on public display now. For more, see this website. [map]

Foster's Freeze
Ventura, CA
This Foster's Freeze location features an original looking building. Note the white lettering of "Old Fashion" on this plastic sign. The neon cone sign is installed on the side of the building. It is protected by plastic and most likely came from a Tastee-Freez stand. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

former Foster's Freeze
Ventura, CA
This former Foster's Freeze location opened around 1958. This location was built before the other one in Ventura described above. Both locations were operating in the 1960s. I believe this location closed at some point in the late 1970s. The building housed a battery store. It now houses Vinyl Concepts. [map]

Foster's Freeze
Spring Valley, CA
This Foster's Freeze building most likely started out with a flat roof like the one directly above in Ventura. [map]

Foster's Freeze
Manteca, CA
The Foster's Freeze location was built in 1960. The building most likely started out with a flat roof like one in Ventura shown above. Only one of the embossed panels is embossed. The other side was probably a replacement. [map]

Foster's Freeze [gone]
Culver City, CA
Foster's Freeze
Santa Monica, CA
The Culver City and Santa Monica signs have faded over the years. I believe the character on all of these plastic Foster's signs was always yellow with red cheeks. The Culver City location closed in 2015 and a Dunkin' Donuts has opened at the site. This sign is gone now. [Los Angeles map]; [Santa Monica map]

Foster's Freeze
Carson, CA
This Foster's Freeze features one of the extra wide buildings with square corners like the one in Ventura on the previous page. I assume these buildings are not as old as the smaller ones with round corners. I believe this location was built in 1959. This sign is unlike those at any other locations that I know of. The plastic letters and mascot are installed as separate pieces on top of the sign panel. The other signs are embossed. [map]

Foster's Freeze
Campbell, CA
This Foster's Freeze was built in 1964. [map]

Foster's Freeze
Antioch, CA
This Foster's Freeze has a rare plastic sign. It is the only embossed "Little Foster" sign that I know of. For more, see this website. [map]

Foster's Freeze
Glendora, CA
This Foster's Freeze has a non-embossed "Little Foster" sign. There is another one like this in Lucerne, CA. [map]

former Foster's Freeze
Placerville, CA
2010: 2014:
This Foster's Freeze location opened in 1952 and closed in 2010. Around 2011, the plastic panel of this sign was replaced for the new tenant, Tom's Burger & Frosty. [2010 photo thanks Doug Noble] [map]

Foster's Freeze
Morro Bay, CA
This Foster's Freeze and the Burbank location (see below) feature the same plastic, oval sign design. I don't know whether these signs came in different colors or if the one in Morro Bay was repainted. [map]

Foster's Freeze
Lodi, CA
The Foster's Freeze location was probably built in the 1950s. I don't know of any other sign panels like this one. [map]

Foster's Freeze
Burbank, CA
Foster's Freeze
Hawthorne, CA
This Foster's Freeze location in Burbank appears to be from the 1950s. The sign might be from the 1960s or 1970s. [map]

This Foster's Freeze location in Hawthorne is supposedly the oldest stand in Los Angeles County. I believe it was built in 1957. The roof, canopy, and sign were obviously added later. [map]

Foster's Freeze
Santa Cruz, CA
This Foster's Freeze maybe be the most modern of all the locations I have seen. I have not seen this style plastic sign anywhere else. There was another location in Santa Cruz which has closed (see top of page). [map]

former Foster's Freeze [gone]
Mountain View, CA
This Foster's Freeze was probably built in the late 1940s or early 1950s. It originally had a long rooftop sign like the one at the top of this page in Buellton. At some point, it became a Big Burger Freeze. It closed in 2000 and remained vacant after that. This photo is from 2014. The building was demolished in 2015.

More Foster's Freeze:
Phoenix, AZ [vintage, 1951; gone]
Blythe, CA
Chico, CA [gone]
Los Banos, CA
Santa Paula, CA
Santa Rosa, CA

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If you know of any other vintage Foster's signs or buildings that I may have missed, I'd love to hear about them.

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