Alabama Signs (page 2)

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Simpson's Florist
Decatur, AL
Big Bob Gibson's
Decatur, AL
Bee-Line Motel
Dothan, AL
Simpson's Florist opened in 1957 with this sign. Shortly after this photo was taken in 2010, the sign was restored. [map]

Big Bob Gibson's Bar-B-Q was established in 1925 when Bob Gibson began selling barbecue in his backyard. This restaurant was built in 1952 and the sign was created then. [map]

The Bee-Line Motel is located on the Bee-Line Highway. [map]

More Decatur Signs:
Masonic Lodge

Chat N Chew
Florence, AL
Masonic Lodge
Florence, AL
H.M. Freeman Motors
Gadsden, AL
The Chat N Chew Drive-in sign might be from the 1960s. For more, see this website. [map]

The Masonic Lodge sign in Florence might be the tallest one I have ever seen. [map]

H.M. Freeman Motors is a still operating used car lot. [map]

More Florence Signs:

More Gadsden Signs:
Physicians Apothecary [map]

Bonfire Club
Gordon, AL
Buster Miles Ford Chevrolet
Heflin, AL
Plamor Lanes
Huntsville, AL
The Bonfire Club has been here since at least 1950. There is a modern neon sign on the building but this old sign remained by the road when this photo was taken in 2010. I believe the sign has been refurbished or replaced and moved further back from the highway. [map]

Buster Miles Ford Chevrolet was founded in Anniston, AL in 1947. Buster Miles was originally known as Miles Motors and sold used cars. In 1952, Buster Miles bought this Chevrolet/Oldsmobile dealership and kept the signs. The dealership has relocated since these 2007 photos and now displays these signs inside their new showroom. [first photo thanks Tim Ross]

The Plamor Lanes features a classic giant pin sign over its entrance. [map]

Leeds Signs:
Dixie Dairy Kreme [vintage; gone]

Mobile Shoe Hospital
Mobile, AL
Blue Bird Hardware
& Seed Store [gone]
Mobile, AL
Motel [gone]
Mobile, AL
This boot sign at the Mobile Shoe Hospital is probably not very old. Although, it could be an updated restoration. Does anyone know how long this sign has been here? [map]

The Blue Bird Hardware & Seed Store is now vacant but this sign was still there when this photo was taken in 2010. It was still there in 2011 but gone by 2013. The original owners have the sign in storage. It will be replicated and installed on the new building that is being constructed. The site will be known as Blue Bird Square.

This photo of the Taylor Motel sign is from 2005. By 2010, the motel had replaced this with a boring, plastic box sign.

Olsson Motel
Mobile, AL
The Olsson Motel signs are probably from the 1950s. The neon circle with rays piece was added to the larger sign sometime in the 1960s. The top neon ray appears to have broken off. These photos are from 2010. By 2011, the AAA sign was gone. Around 2018, the sign was given fresh red and white paint. For more, see this website. [map]

More Mobile Signs:
Beverly Motel
Hoffman Furniture Co.
Port City Cleaners

Montgomery Signs:
Doby's Hotel Court: 1, 2 [vintage; gone]
Montgomery Shoe Factory

Candlelight Motel
Ozark, AL
Pell City Steak House
Pell City, AL
Masonic Lodge
Piedmont, AL
Pine Lake
Motel [gone]
Pike Road, AL
The Candlelight Motel is probably from the 1950s. [map]

The Pell City Steak House features this wonderfully literal sign. For more, see this website. [map]

The Lozahatchee Masonic Lodge features a beautiful neon sign. [map]

The Pine Lake Motel opened in 1957 and this sign was probably from then. The sign had been painted various colors over the years. There was probably a Holiday Inn style star projecting from the green post of this sign originally. The sign was removed in 2013. For more, see this website.

Carter Drug Company
Selma, AL
traffic light sign
Selma, AL
traffic light sign
Sylacauga, AL
The Carter Drug Company opened in 1924. The original sign contained text identifying them as a Walgreen Agency. [map]

These traffic light signs originally advertised for the Stop-N-Go Self Service Car Wash chain which was established in the 1960s. There was a stop light inside the car wash to indicate when to enter and exit the tunnel. I don't believe there are any surviving locations. The signs revolved and the colored lights changed. Both of these photos are from 2010. The Selma sign was still there in 2017. However, the panels have been missing since at least 2013. [Selma map]; [Sylacauga map]

More Selma Signs:
Pancake House [gone]

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