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California Signs (page 6)

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Tri-City Motel
Downey, CA
Anatel Liquors
Downey, CA
Hazel's
Fashion Center
El Centro, CA
Niel Horne
Real Estate
El Centro, CA
Mayan Hotel
El Centro, CA
The Tri-City Motel sign appears to be from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

The Anatel Liquors signs are probably from the 1960s or 1970s. [map]

Hazel's Fashion Center is gone but this sign remains. The sign is probably from the 1950s. [map]

The Niel Horne Real Estate sign may be from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

The Mayan Hotel has two identical, replica signs on the building. The original signs were probably from the 1930s or so. The new signs were installed in 2013. This photo is from 2014. For more, see this website. [map]

Dessert's Flowers
El Centro, CA
Brooks Jewelry Company
El Centro, CA
Dessert's Flowers is gone but this sign remains. It may be from the late 1940s or 1950s. [map]

The Brooks Jewelry Company opened in 1942. These signs appear to be from the late 1940s or 1950s. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Poor Red's Bar-B-Q
El Dorado, CA
2014: 2017:
Poor Red's Bar-B-Q opened in 1948. This sign may be from then. The sign was restored in 2016. For more, see this website. [map]

Rancho Liquors [gone]
El Sobrante, CA
Rancho Liquors opened in 1950 as Tom's Liquors. It became Rancho Liquors, a bar and liquor store, in 1961. This sign is probably from then. It was repainted from red to brown in 2008. Around 2015, the letters, gun, and bullets were removed from the sign. As of 2016, the panels are still but the neon is gone and they have been painted over.

Neon Works
Emeryville, CA
These signs at the Neon Works sign shop have been collected over the years by Jim Rizzo. I believe all of them were originally installed in San Francisco. For more, see this website.

Delco Tire Co.
Encino, CA
Encino Park Liquor
Encino, CA
The Delco Tire Co. was originally known as Delta Tire. The name was changed around 1970. For more, see this website. [map]

The Encino Park Liquor sign is probably from the 1950s. The clock no longer works but the neon star part of the sign is still animated. [map]

Valley Inn
Escalon, CA
Escalon Club [gone]
Escalon, CA
Bender's Escalon Home Bakery
Escalon, CA
Holiday
Wine Cellar
Escondido, CA
The Valley Inn bar opened around 1929. By the early 1950s, there was a rectangular sign with a neon cocktail glass panel installed on top. The Valley Inn sign that is there now is probably from later in the 1950s. For more, see this website. [map]

The Escalon Club sign was installed by the early 1950s. The sign read "Bottle Shop" at the bottom which was later changed to "Coffee Shop". The bar closed in 1998 after the roof collapsed during a rainstorm. This photo is from 2008. The sign has been removed.

Bender's Escalon Home Bakery opened in 1931. This sign may have been built then. The "Restaurant" text originally read "Escalon" and there was a rectangular neon sign reading "Bender's" installed beneath this sign. An insurance agency has operated in the space since 1995 and the sign has been left in place. [map]

The Holiday Wine Cellar opened in 1965. This towering sign is probably from then. [map]

Deer Park Winery & Auto Museum
Escondido, CA
The Deer Park Winery & Auto Museum contains three buildings full of antique automobiles, vintage signs, and other collections. The winery was founded by Robert Knapp. His various collections were first put on display in 1979. Knapp added to his collections until his death in 2009. His son is still adding to the collections. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

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