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Indiana Signs (page 3)

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Sorg Jewelers
Goshen, IN
Sorg Jewelers
Elkhart, IN
Sorg Jewelers was founded in Roanoke, IL in 1900. This Goshen store opened in the early 1930s. The storefront is faced with vitrolite in pristine condition. The sign is lit at night. A twin sign is installed at their new store in Elkhart. It appears to be the same age so perhaps it came from a previous location. For more, see this website. [Goshen map]; [Elkhart map]

Indiana State Police
Greencastle, IN
former Griffith
Furniture
Griffith, IN
Welliver's
Smorgasbord [gone]
Hagerstown, IN
Horseshoe Casino
Hammond, IN
This Indiana State Police sign was probably built in the 1950s. This photo is from 2010 when the sign was in Redkey, IN. By 2013, the sign had been moved to the Greencastle office. For more, see this website. [map]

Griffith Furniture had been closed since at least 2008. This photo is from 2009. In 2013, the sign was adapted. There are now backlit plastic letters reading "Billiards" where it originally read "Furniture." The rest of the sign's neon and bulbs were kept and are lit at night. For more, see this website. [map]

Welliver's Smorgasbord opened in 1946. The restaurant closed in 2009. This sign was still there in 2012 when this photo was taken. By 2013, the sign was gone.

This Horseshoe Casino is part of a chain with other locations in Tunica, MS and Bossier City, LA. This Horseshoe was originally the Empress Casino until it was sold and renamed in 2001. In 2004, the company was acquired by Harrah's Entertainment. [map]

More Greencastle:
Moore's Bar [map]

Greendale:
Whitey's Liquors

Greensburg:
Minear's Department Store

Hartford City:
Hartford Hardware

Hebron:
Country Kitchen

Miner-Dunn
Hamburgers
Highland, IN
Hoosier Highlander
Highland, IN
Cressmoor Lanes
Hobart, IN
Nick's Kitchen
Huntington, IN
Miner-Dunn Hamburgers opened here in 1932. This sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

Hoosier Highlander sells stationery, office and art supplies. This sign appears to be from the 1950s. [map]

The Cressmoor Lanes sign appears to be from the 1950s. For more, see this website. [map]

Nick's Kitchen has been around since 1908. This sign was built in 2009 as a replica of their original sign from 1947. There had been a plastic sign here for many years. This new sign is lit at night. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Jasper:
VFW

Wayfare Motel
Jeffersonville, IN
Holiday Motel
Jeffersonville, IN
Jerry's
Family Restaurant [gone]
Jeffersonville, IN
Gateway Plaza
Jeffersonville, IN
The Wayfare Motel sign was repainted in 2010 just before this photo was taken. Some of the text on the lower part of the sign was painted over. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Holiday Motel name and the sign's font style must have been inspired by the classic Holiday Inn sign. For more, see this website. [map]

This Jerry's Family Restaurant was built in 1963. I believe this was part of the Jerry's Restaurant chain which had many locations in Kentucky and the South. I don't think any other plastic signs like this one still exist. Just about all the neon signs on the remaining Jerry's restaurant have been replaced with plastic box signs. However, after a fire in 2013, the restaurant was demolished. The sign was gone by 2015. For more, see this website.

The Gateway Plaza shopping center sign is probably from the 1950s. [map]

Colgate Clock
Jeffersonville, IN
The Colgate Clock is 38 feet in diameter with 16 and 20 foot hands. The clock is positioned to be visible from Louisville, KY. Originally, this clock was located in Jersey City, NJ. It was moved here when that location got a bigger clock sign. The Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Company plant opened here in 1923. This building previously housed the Indiana Reformatory for Men. Colgate moved out in 2008 and the building was added to the list of the "Ten Most Endangered" places in IN. The Colgate sign is now gone but the clock remains and is lit at night. In 2015, it was announced that the building may be converted into lofts. For more, see this website. [map]

More Jeffersonville:
Gold's Coin Shop [map]
Reeder's Laundry [map]

Hi-Mark
Restaurant
& Lounge
Kokomo, IN
Victory Cycle Co. [gone]
Kokomo, IN
Lee's Watch & Jewelry [gone]
Kokomo, IN
The Hi-Mark Restaurant & Lounge sign was replaced with a replica in 2007. The original was probably from the 1960s. The panel with the "Hi-Mark" name on it revolves. This photo is from 2009. For more, see this website. [map]

The Victory Cycle Co. was established in 1942. The sign was built in 1952. The store moved soon after this photo was taken in 2009. The sign was sold to a private collector. For more, see this website.

The Lee's Watch & Jewelry sign was probably from the 1950s. This photo is from 2010. By 2012, the sign had been removed and was put up for sale.

More Kokomo:
Forest Lodge [map]
YMCA

Pappy's Restaurant
Lafayette, IN
O'Rear's Pastry Shop
Lafayette, IN
Pappy's Restaurant was located next to this sign when this photo was taken around 2001. The restaurant has been gone for many years but this sign remains. [map]

O'Rear's Pastry Shop once had another location in town. This is the original and appears to be from the 1950s. Their sign is lit at night. For more, see this website. [map]

Beer's Auto Sales
Lawrenceburg, IN
The owner of Beer's Auto Sales has a large collection of signs, gas pumps and other car-related and advertising collectables on display at his used car lot. [map]

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