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Alabama Signs (page 2)

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Simpson's Florist
Decatur, AL
Big Bob Gibson's
Bar-B-Q
Decatur, AL
Carmichael
Wholesale
Dothan, 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]

Carmichael Wholesale is long gone but this sign remains. It appears to be from the 1950s. Since 2018, the building has housed the Mural City Coffee Company. [map]

The Bee-Line Motel is located on the Bee-Line Highway. The sign appears to be from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

More Decatur Signs:
Masonic Lodge

Chat N Chew
Drive-in
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:
Coca-Cola

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]

Boot Barn
Mobile, AL
Blue Bird Hardware
& Seed Store [gone]
Mobile, AL
Taylor
Motel [gone]
Mobile, AL
Hoffman Furniture Co.
Mobile, AL
This boot sign at the Boot Barn 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 was 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. In 2017, it was announced that the sign would be replicated and installed on the building when after it was renovated. The site would be known as Blue Bird Square. In 2019, the building appeared to be finished but there was still no replica sign.

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

The Hoffman Furniture Co. was established in 1922 and is still in business. This sign might be from the 1950s. For more, see this website. [map]

Olsson Motel
Mobile, AL
The Olsson Motel sign on the left might be from the 1940s. The larger sign is 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. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Kelly's Cleaners
Mobile, AL
Port Gibson Cleaners
Mobile, AL
Kelly's Cleaners was established in 1947. This location was built in 1968. The sign is probably from then. The building has a nice mid-century modern canopy. [map]

I don't know when this Port City Cleaners opened. There are a few other locations in town. It's possible that this location was originally a Kelly's Cleaners and the sign was adapted. If not, perhaps this is a copycat sign. For more, see this website. [map]

More Mobile Signs:
Beverly Motel

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

Candlelight Motel
Ozark, AL
Pell City Steak House
Pell City, AL
Lozahatchee
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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