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janitorial store
Los Angeles, CA
B&B Produce [gone]
Los Angeles, CA
House of a Thousand Fabrics
Los Angeles, CA
I believe this janitorial store has been replaced with Vee Enterprises, a wholesale pet supply business. The janitor sign still remains as of 2015. [map]

B&B Produce was a meat and produce store. There were two of these signs on the roof when this photo was taken in 2008. The signs were still there in 2012 but gone by 2014.

The House of a Thousand Fabrics signs are probably from the 1950s or 1960s. These photos are from 2008. The store has closed and the script lettering on the building is gone now. The other signs were still there in 2016. [map]

Canter's Delicatessen
Los Angeles, CA
Canter's Delicatessen was established in 1931 in Boyle Heights, CA. The restaurant moved to the Fairfax district in 1948. In 1953, it moved to this location, the former Esquire Theatre building. These signs appear to be from then. [map]

Leonardo's
Night Club [gone]
Los Angeles, CA
Dan-Dee Shoe Repair [gone]
Los Angeles, CA
Leader
Beauty Shop
Los Angeles, CA
Ken Clark Pontiac
Los Angeles, CA
This photo of the Leonardo's Night Club sign is from 2008. It was probably built in the 1950s or earlier. The sign is still there but the neon has been removed and it has been repainted for the Candela Taco Bar. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

Dan-Dee Shoe Repair had been in business since at least 1957. The sign had been recently restored when this photo was taken in 2008. There was a fire, the business closed, and the building was demolished. This sign is gone now.

The Leader Beauty Shop opened in the 1920s in Boyle Heights. The business moved here in 1946 and this sign is probably from then. The store closed in 1989. This sign remains and is still lit at night. The top part of the sign with the heads originally revolved. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Ken Clark Pontiac sign was reworked in the early 1960s when it became Majestic Pontiac. The showroom was demolished for a parking lot. More recently, the sign was adapted for a Big 5 Sporting Goods. The remaining neon Pontiac Indian is still lit at night. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Big Top Liquor
Los Angeles, CA
Garfono's Pizza
Los Angeles, CA
Solid Gallery One
Los Angeles, CA
Original Pantry Cafe
Los Angeles, CA
Big Top Liquor has been closed for many years. The sign is probably from the 1960s. It was adapted around 2012 and the neon was relit. The Hi-Fi Deli added the panel showing an x-ray of the giraffe's neck. [map]

Garfono's Pizza opened in 1959. This sign looks older than that. It was probably adapted from a previous business. [map]

Solid Gallery One is a tattoo studio and art gallery. This sign was probably adapted from another business, neon added, and then installed here. The plastic ball is too small to be a Norge Ball and is not designed in the same way. [map]

The Original Pantry Cafe opened in 1924. The restaurant moved to this location in 1950. The parking lot sign and the blade sign on the building might be from the original location. The "Breakfast" sign appears to be modern. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Safety Cycle Shop
Los Angeles, CA
Wally's
Wines & Spirits [gone]
Los Angeles, CA
cigar sign
Los Angeles, CA
The Safety Cycle Shop sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. I have not seen any Schwinn signs like this one before. It was never animated. The store moved next door and no longer owns this sign. The space in the building below the sign is currently vacant. [map]

Wally's Wines & Spirits opened in 1968. This sign might have been from then. This photo is from 2013. By 2014, the store was still there but the cigar sign was gone. It is now displayed at the Neon Alley in Pueblo, CO. For more, see this website.

The second cigar sign shown above is located in an alley at The Grove shopping center. It appears to be vintage with restored neon. I don't know where this sign came from. [map]

El Coyote Mexican Cafe
Los Angeles, CA
The El Coyote Mexican Cafe was founded in 1931. The restaurant moved to this location in 1951. These signs are probably from then. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Charlie's Kosher Delicatessen
Beverlywood Kosher Meats
Los Angeles, CA
The photo of the Charlie's Kosher Delicatessen and Beverlywood Kosher Meats signs is from 2008. Beverlywood Kosher Meats has closed and the sign on the right has been painted over with white paint now. The photo on the right of Charlie's is from 2013. [map]

Johnny's Pastrami on Adams
Los Angeles, CA
Supply Sergeant
Los Angeles, CA
Holiday Lodge Motel
Los Angeles, CA
The Johnny's Pastrami on Adams sign is probably from the 1950s. I believe the place closed in 2015. The sign was still there in 2016. [map]

The Supply Sergeant, a military supply store, was established in 1946. This sign is probably from the 1950s. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Holiday Lodge Motel was built in 1962 and this sign is probably from then. The stars at the top of the sign probably revolved originally. The "Motel" letters may have been neon before they were changed to backlit plastic. These photos are from 2013. In 2015, the sign was painted red. [map]

Southwest Bowl [gone]
Los Angeles, CA
The Southwest Bowl was built in 1958. These photos are from 2008. Later that year, the bowling alley closed. The signs were destroyed but part of the building was preserved. It now houses the Foundation Center. For more, see this website. [map]

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