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Cole's
Los Angeles, CA
Cole's opened in 1908. These signs are probably from the 1950s. They were restored around 2008. The sign reads "Checks Cashed" under the "Since 1908" add-on panel. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Harut's Shoe Repair
Los Angeles, CA
George's Shoe Comfort & Repair
Los Angeles, CA
Pig 'N Whistle
Los Angeles, CA
Harut's Shoe Repair opened around 1980. This sign appears older than that. [map]

The George's Shoe Comfort & Repair sign is installed very high up on a building closer to the street. It is probably from at least the 1950s. [map]

The Pig 'N Whistle opened in downtown Los Angeles in 1908. This Hollywood location opened in 1927. I believe this canopy is the original. However, the "Pig 'N Whistle" panel was replaced at some point and the lettering was redone. The "Restaurant" part of the sign originally read "Cafe". For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Dallas Drive-in Cleaners
Los Angeles, CA
2008: 2013:
The Dallas Drive-in Cleaners sign had been stripped of neon and bulbs by 2008. By 2013, it had been repainted for a barber shop.

Capri Restaurant
Los Angeles, CA
KTLA
Radio Tower
Los Angeles, CA
Million Article Thompson
Los Angeles, CA
The Capri Restaurant opened in 1963. This sign was probably adapted from an earlier Italian restaurant at this location. [map]

The KTLA Radio Tower was built in 1925 to transmit KFWB radio programs. The steel structure is about 160 feet tall. There were originally two of them. This one was moved in the 1950s to this location. The other tower was destroyed. At some point, the tower's backlit call letter signs for KTLA and "5" were installed on all four sides. I believe the original KFWB letters were neon. This photo is from 2013. In 2014, the tower and KTLA letters were removed. In 2015, the tower and letters will be erected at its original location. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Million Article Thompson was a hardware store. The store is long gone but the sign remains. For more, see this website. [map]

Weber Baking Co.
Los Angeles, CA
Broadway Bar
Los Angeles, CA
This Weber Baking Co. sign is mounted on the roof of the company's former bakery. The sign was built in the 1950s. It measures approximately 28 feet by 19 feet and originally flashed with bulbs and neon. For more, see this website. [map]

The Broadway Bar opened in 2005. This sign is modern. [map]

Philippe the Original
Los Angeles, CA
Philippe the Original was established in 1908. The restaurant claims to have invented the French Dipped sandwich, by accident, in 1918. They relocated to their present location in 1951. These signs must have been brought from the previous location. The blade sign might have been from 1918 but the other two appear to be from the 1940s or so. There is also a parking sign on the side of the building and a neon clock inside. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

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