Donut Signs (page 4)

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Southern Maid Donuts
Shreveport, LA
Southern Maid Donuts was founded in 1937 in Dallas, TX. This sign is outlined with green neon with red neon lettering. While the majority of the donuts are made in the early morning hours, customers can request hot donuts to be made on the spot after 4pm. There are about 100 stores in Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas and Tennessee that sell Southern Maid Donuts. However, I don't know of any locations that use the name and have either old buildings or signs. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Southern Maid Donuts
Odessa, TX
This Southern Maid Donuts has been here since 1955. There is a glass window where you can watch the donuts being made. [map]

Southern Maid Donuts
Tyler, TX
This Southern Maid Donuts sign is more modern. I'm guessing 1970s. The original store in Tyler opened in the early 1950s or so and then moved across the street to this location at some point. [map]

Southern Maid Donuts
Odessa, TX
This second location of Southern Maid Donuts in Odessa appears newer than the one described above. Does anyone know how long it's been here? [map]

Huck Finn Donuts
Chicago, IL
Donutville USA
Dearborn, MI
Huck Finn Donuts is open 24 hours and has two other locations in the Chicago area. This plastic sign appears to have been repaired with an updated, less artistic side at one point. Sorry about the angles of these photos: the sun was directly behind the sign. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Donutville USA has been around since 1966. The sign and building appear to be original. This is the company's only location. [map]

Lone Star Donuts
Dallas, TX
Lone Star Donuts was founded in 1950. I believe this building was constructed in 1963. The upstairs office was added in 1965. Lone Star Donuts moved here in 1967. I don't know if there were ever other locations. [map]

Winchell's Donut House
[in storage]
West Hollywood, CA
Paul's Bakery
Van Buren, AR
Star Donuts
Tyler, TX
This Winchell's Donut House sign is 17 feet tall. It was originally installed in Upland, CA in 1967. The sign was donated to MONA (Museum of Neon Art) in 2005 by the Route 66 Mother Road Museum of Barstow, CA. After being restored, the sign was installed in Plummer Park in 2010. It was removed in 2014 and is now in storage. This is the oldest Winchell's sign and the only one of this type known to still exist. Winchell's Donut House was established in 1948 in Temple City, CA. The company still exists with more than 170 locations in 12 states. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, and 4.

Paul's Bakery combines the images of donut and baker. This sign apparently had neon at one time. It was repainted sometime between 2010 and when this photo was taken in 2012. Paul's Bakery opened in 1959. It was Mace's Bakery before that. [map]

Star Donuts is probably not the original name of this place. This sign looks like it's from the 1950s. [map]

Golden Donut [gone]
Torrance, CA
Doughnuts to Go
Stockton, CA
Donut Man
Glendora, CA
The Golden Donut building now houses a Mexican food restaurant. The donut and letters were removed in 2014 just after this photo was taken.

Doughnuts to Go features a simple rooftop sign. The sign came from Mel Frances Rollin' Doughnut which was located in Stockton. It had neon originally. [map]

The Donut Man opened in 1972 and this backlit plastic sign appears to be from then. The shop is open 24 hours a day. For more, see this website. [map]

More Donut Signs:
DK's Donut (Santa Ana, CA) [gone]
Dunkin' Donuts (Sierra Vista, CA) [vintage; gone]
Sputniks (San Jose, CA) [map]
King Louve's Donuts (Monroe, LA) [vintage; gone]
Honey Do-Nut Shop (Cambridge, MA) [vintage]
Dude's Daylight Donuts (Joplin, MO) [map]
Mel-O-Glaze Bakery (Minneapolis, MN) [map]
Dohman's Donuts (Vicksburg, MS) [gone]
Mrs. Baird's (Houston, TX) [gone]
Doughnut Mill (Red Deer, AB) [map]
Decadent Donuts (Vancouver, BC) [gone]
Donut World (Toronto, ON) [gone]

If you know of any donut signs that I might have missed, I'd love to hear about them.

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