Arkansas Signs (page 2)

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Flying Fish
Little Rock, AR
First Baptist Church
Little Rock, AR
Ritz Motel [gone]
Little Rock, AR
Capitol Glass
Little Rock, AR
Little Rock Paint
& Wallpaper [gone]
Little Rock, AR
The Flying Fish restaurant is part of a chain with six locations in Arkansas, Tennessee, and Texas. The sign is a modern but nicely done. [map]

This First Baptist Church sign appears to be vintage. Neon church signs are fairly rare. [map]

The Ritz Motel sign was probably built in the 1950s. This photo is from 2010. In 2016, the sign was replaced. The top feature is gone and the letters are backlit plastic. For more, see this website.

The Capitol Glass Company was established in 1950 and moved to this location in 1953. This sign is most likely from then. For more, see this website. [map]

Little Rock Paint & Wallpaper was gone but this sign remained when this photo was taken in 2010. In 2011, the sign was adapted for Spokes Little Rock. The neon is gone and the only thing left is the shape of the panels. [map]

Buice Drug Store
Little Rock, AR
Mt. Zion Baptist Church
Little Rock, AR
The Buice Drug Store is gone but this sign remains as of 2014. Apparently, the sign was animated with bulbs descending from the beaker to the mortar and pestle. [map]

The Mt. Zion Baptist Church features three neon signs. At least two of them are lit at night. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Morrilton Signs:
Rialto Theatre

Newport Signs:
Willie Wiredhand

Godsey Cleaners
North Little Rock, AR
Godsey Cleaners opened in 1943. [map]

Argenta Drug Co.
North Little Rock, AR
The Argenta Drug Co. opened here in 1887, making it one of the oldest pharmacies in the country. North Little Rock was once known as Argenta. [map]

More North Little Rock Signs:
Elks Lodge
Rhodes Motel [vintage; gone]
Shipley Do-Nuts
Texas Court: 1, 2 [vintage; gone]

Family Shoe
Store [gone]
Paragould, AR
Store [gone]
Paragould, AR
Lou's Fresh
& Smoked Meats [gone]
Pottsville, AR
The Family Shoe Store sign featured a Poll-Parrot Shoes design. This store opened around 1957. This sign is probably from then. This photo is from 2010. The store closed in 2011. By 2013, the sign was gone. Poll-Parrot produced children's shoes. There are only a few of this company's signs left including these in Las Vegas, NV, Atlanta, GA, and Barnsdall, OK.

The Marie's Package Store, a liquor store, sign appeared to be from the 1950s or 1960s. This photo is from 2010. By 2015, the building and sign were gone.

The Lou's Fresh & Smoked Meats sign may have had neon at one time. This photo is from 2008. By 2009, the sign was gone.

Pine Bluff Signs:
Henry Marx Company

Daisy BB Guns
Rogers, AR
Yellow Jacket
Sheridan, AR
Bowl [gone]
Springdale, AR

This Daisy BB Guns sign was built in 1960. The BB bulbs and the target rings inside the letter "D" are animated. The sign was restored in 2007. For more, see this website. [map]

The Yellow Jacket Drive-in looks like it might have been "B.C." something at one point. [map]

The Springdale Bowl featured this colorful sign which was probably from the 1950s or 1960s. By 2016, the sign had been replaced with a plastic and LED sign.

More Rogers Signs:
Sands Motel [vintage; gone]

More Springdale Signs:
Heinie's Steak House [vintage; gone]
Neal's Cafe

Stuttgart Signs:
Riceland Hotel

Bottle Shop
Texarkana, AR
2011: 2018:
The Bottle Shop opened in 1947. This sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. It was restored in 2008. By 2018, the paint on the bottle had faded while some neon and bulbs were broken. In 2018, I was told there was a new owner that might be changing the name of the store and this sign might be removed. [map]

Hardware Company
Texarkana, AR
Texarkana, AR
BJ's Liquor
Texarkana, AR
Holiday Bowl
Texarkana, AR
Watson's Shoes
Texarkana, AR
The Buhrman-Pharr Hardware Company was founded in 1908. The sign appears to be from the 1940s or 1950s. When this store closed, the building was converted into residential lofts. The sign remains. For more, see this website. [map]

This Kaiser-Frazer car dealership sign hangs above the Tex-Ark Antique Auto Museum. It came from a former business in town. For more, see this website. [map]

BJ's Liquor features a great old sign with a style more typical of supermarkets. [map]

The Holiday Bowl has been around since the 1950s. The sign is still lit at night. For more, see this website. [map]

Watson's Shoes is gone but this sign remains. For more, see this website. [map]

Frick's Butane
Texarkana, AR
Twilight Motel
Texarkana, AR
Frick's Butane was established in 1935. The company moved to its current location in 1956. This sign appears to be from the 1960s. [map]

The Twilight Motel pole sign is probably from the 1950s. The support itself has been modified. The steel panels around the pole were removed around 2015. The rooftop sign (second photo above) is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. For more, see this website. [map]

Tuckerman Signs:
Tuckerman Motel

Hudson Pharmacy
Van Buren, AR
The neon on the Hudson Pharmacy sign appears to be in good shape. The neon pestle was designed to move back and forth. [map]

More Van Buren Signs:
Paul's Bakery

West Memphis Signs:
Howard's Donuts

More Arkansas Signs:
Rexall Drug Stores (various cities)
Ghost Signs of Arkansas [book]

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