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Delaware Signs

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Lucky's Furniture
Jackpot [gone]
Delmar, DE
Kirby & Holloway
Family Restaurant
Dover, DE
Harry Louie Laundry & Dry Cleaning
Dover, DE
Lucky's Furniture Jackpot had a contemporary sign inspired by the Welcome sign in Las Vegas, NV. This photo is from 2009. By 2012, the business and the sign were gone.

The Kirby & Holloway Family Restaurant was built in 1948. The sign is from the 1950s. The restaurant used to have drive-in service with car hops. In 2014, the restaurant was devastated by a fire. It will be rebuilt but the sign, which was unaffected, will be staying. In 2015, the building was demolished and the lot was surrounded by chain link fencing. The sign was still there. Kirby & Holloway previously had another restaurant in Dover which opened in 1942 and closed in the 1950s. [map]

Harry Louie Laundry & Dry Cleaning has a nicely maintained sign. This business has been here since 1949. [map]

Hollywood Motel
New Castle, DE
2001: 2012:
The Hollywood Motel has been around since at least the 1940s. The first sign shown above is probably from then. The other sign was built later. Around 2009, the "fins" on the sides of the first sign were either removed or a replica sign was built. [map]

Dolles Candyland
Rehoboth Beach, DE
Taco Bell [gone]
Wilmington, DE
Levy's Jewelers
Wilmington, DE
Dolles Candyland sells salt water taffy, other candies and chocolates from this Boardwalk location. The company has been at this location since 1927. The store and sign had to be rebuilt after a devastating storm in 1962. The sign's letters are repainted at the start of each season. [map]

This Taco Bell retained this old plastic sign until 2009 when this photo was taken. By 2010, the sign and location itself were gone. Once common and nationwide, the only sign like this that I know of still in use is in Savannah, GA. There were two others in Los Angeles, CA and Schofield, WI which disappeared in recent years.

The Levy's Jewelers sign combines plastic and neon. It is probably from the 1960s. [map]

More Delaware Signs:
Pontiac sign (Dover) [gone]
Glasgow Motel (Newark) [map]
Delaware Auto Court (Rehoboth Beach) [vintage; gone]
Reiver Tile & Carpet (Wilmington) [map]

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