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Arkansas Signs (page 1)

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Coleman Pharmacy
Alma, AR
Razorback Hog
Alma, AR
Lake Atkins
Atkins, AR
The Coleman Pharmacy sign features an animated pestle. The neon appears to be in good shape. [map]

This Razorback Hog sign is a reference to the University of Arkansas sports teams' mascot. This sign once advertised for Razorback Salvage and has been here at least 20 years. The property is now owned by Russell Auto Group. [map]

The Lake Atkins sign features a neat add-on fish. [map]

Katz
Discount Jewelers [gone]
Blytheville, AR
Crystal River Court
Cave City, AR
Katz Discount Jewelers was closed and the building was vacant when this photo was taken in 2007. The sign was gone by 2009. For more, see this website.

The Crystal River Court, aka the Crystal River Tourist Camp, was built in 1934. The text sign may be from then. The Indian sign appears to be from later. Patched holes indicate that they both had neon originally. [map]

Clarksville Signs:
Rose Motel [vintage; gone]

June's Cafe
Clinton, AR
Frigidaire
Conway, AR
The June's Cafe sign appears to have been recently restored. Perhaps it was adapted from a previous business. Is anyone familiar with this one? [map]

This Frigidaire sign is installed at Kordsmeier Furniture and Appliance. This company was established in 1924 and is still in business. [map]

More Clinton Signs:
General Electric

El Dorado Signs:
Mobilgas [map]

Eureka Springs Signs:
Bluebird Lodge & Cottages [gone]
Joy Motel
Onyx Cave
Palace Hotel

Hawkins Company
Fort Smith, AR
Swan Motel
Fort Smith, AR
Skinny's
White Spot Cafe
Fort Smith, AR
Guaranty Abstract
& Title Co.
Fort Smith, AR
The Hawkins Company has been around since 1947. This sign is probably from then. By 2013, the company had moved and merged with another company. However, in 2014, this sign was still there and the building was vacant. [map]

The Swan Motel had a 1950s-looking, all neon sign previously with a much larger swan. It was probably replaced with the combination plastic and neon sign in the 1960s. The first photo is from 2008. By 2012 (second photo), the sign had been replaced with a plastic one.

The White Spot Cafe opened in the early 1950s. It became Skinny's White Spot Cafe around 2008. That part of the sign was added then. It is lit at night. For more, see this website. [map]

The Guaranty Abstract & Title Co. appears to be from the 1950s or most likely earlier than that. From the unusual and modern mounting of the sign between two square poles, I would guess that the company moved to this location and brought this sign with them. [map]

More Fort Smith Signs:
Irish Maid Do-Nuts
Jack's Skateland
Mr. Peanut
Stonewall Jackson Inn [vintage; gone]

Holiday
Island [gone]
Garfield, AR
McKee Sewing Center
Green Forest, AR
Holiday Island is a resort and retirement community. It was established in 1970 and this sign was probably from around then. This photo is from 2010. By 2016, only the top part of the golfer was still there. By 2017, the golfer was gone and the text part of the sign had been redone.

The McKee Sewing Center has only been here since the mid-1980s. I suspect that these signs are much older than that. The man may have had a moving arm or leg originally. These photos are from 2010. By 2013, the one-legged man was still there but the sewing machine sign was gone. [map]

Downtown
Inn [gone]
Helena, AR
Hendrix Shoes
Helena, AR
The Downtown Inn sign probably had neon and different text (Motel?) where the plastic box is. This motel was closed when this photo was taken in 2010. By 2013, the top part of the sign was gone and only the post and a shell of the marquee was left. [map]

Hendrix Shoes was established in 1939. The store is still open and features this Buster Brown Shoes sign. Once common, there are very few of these left now. [map]

Magic Hills
Public Golf
Hot Springs, AR
Central
Bowling Lanes
Hot Springs, AR
Grady's Grill [gone]
Hot Springs, AR
Aristocrat Hotel
Hot Springs, AR

The Magic Hills Public Golf opened in 1955 and has nine holes. [map]

The Central Bowling Lanes opened in 1960. This photo is from 2010. By 2013, the sign's neon had been replaced with backlit plastic letters. For more, see this website. [map]

Grady's Grill was located on the ground floor of the Majestic Hotel. The sign appeared to be from the 1950s This photo is from 2010. The building was demolished in 2014 and the sign was gone.

The Aristocrat Hotel was built in 1965. The place is now the Aristocrat Manor Apartments. [map]

Liquor Mart
Hot Springs, AR
hammer sign
Hot Springs, AR
Bohemia
Restaurant [gone]
Hot Springs, AR
El Rancho Motel [gone]
Hot Springs, AR
Arkansas
Tower Motel
Hot Springs, AR
The Liquor Mart features a neat neon pinwheel sign. [map]

This giant hammer sign stands in front of a closed hardware store. This photo is from 2008. The hammer sign was still there in 2014. By 2016, another hardware store had moved in and a new text panel was installed on the hammer. The handle is painted blue now. [map]

The Bohemia Restaurant has been closed since at least 2006 but this sign was still there when this photo was taken in 2010. By 2013, the sign was gone.

The El Rancho Motel sign featured a saguaro cactus although the motel is nowhere near the desert. This photo is from 2008. By 2013, this sign was replaced with a plastic box sign.

The Arkansas Tower Motel sign mimics the motel's office turret. This photo is from 2008. By 2013, the sign was repainted and the neon removed. The word "motel" is now composed of backlit plastic letters. For more, see this website. [map]

Capri Motel
Hot Springs, AR
Park Avenue Motel
Hot Springs, AR
Perry Plaza
Motel [gone]
Hot Springs, AR
Best Motel
Hot Springs, AR
The Capri Motel sign is still lit at night. For more, see this website. [map]

The Park Avenue Motel sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

The Perry Plaza Motel sign featured a diving woman, a common element used in the 1950s. It indicated that the motel had a pool. The Perry Plaza Motel was originally known as the Perry Plaza Court. This photo is from 2008. By 2013, the sign had been painted entirely white and the lower diagonal panel was gone. In 2016, the sign was still white. For more, see this website. [map]

The Best Motel was previously known as the Best Motor Court. It is now known as the Best Holiday Motel. This photo is from from 2008. By 2011, the sign had been repainted. [map]

More Hot Springs Signs:
Pancake Shop
Tom Moore Cigars
Uneeda Biscuit

Faubus Motel
(now Madison Motel)
Huntsville, AR
Elephant Car Wash
Jonesboro, AR
The Faubus Motel sign appears to be from the 1950s. This photo is from 2010. In 2013, the business became the Madison Motel. The name was changed on the sign but otherwise it is the same. [map]

The Elephant Car Wash chain was founded in 1951 in Seattle, WA. They now have about ten locations in the Seattle area and another one in Rancho Mirage, CA. They all have versions of this pink elephant sign. This photo was taken in 2010. For more, see this website. [map]

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