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Ohio Signs (page 1)

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Giant Auto Parts [gone]
Akron, OH
Diamond Grille
Akron, OH
United Rubber
Workers Building
Akron, OH
The Giant Auto Parts sign was probably from the 1950s. This photo is from 2009. The sign was still there in 2011 but gone by 2014.

The Diamond Grille is famous for its steaks. This sign is probably from the 1950s or earlier. [map]

This United Rubber Workers Building sign is now stashed in a yard behind a church. The URW's headquarters was built in 1945. I assume this sign is from that time. The building was demolished around 1992 to build the John S. Knight Convention Center. [map]

Charlie's Ribs
& Chicken
Akron, OH
Flag Pole Liquor
Akron, OH
Swedish Pastry
Shop [gone]
Ashtabula, OH
Peck's Jewelers [gone]
Bellefontaine, OH
Charlie's Ribs & Chicken opened around 1959 as The Bunny. Another source says the drive-in didn't open until 1963. "Bunny" was Charlie's mother's nickname. After she passed away in the 1990s, the place was renamed Charlie's Ribs & Chicken. The owner retired in 2016 and hasn't decided what to do with the sign yet. It was still there in 2017. There was originally also a female bunny sign on the lot. She may have held an ice cream. [map]

The Flag Pole Liquor sign originally advertised for the Flag Pole Drive-in. The Norge Ball-like sign was meant to resemble a hamburger. There was another Flag Pole Drive-in in town that had a giant flag. It did not have a hamburger sign like this one. I believe this sign is from the 1960s. [map]

The Swedish Pastry Shop opened in 1951 and closed in 2010. By 2014, the sign was gone.

Peck's Jewelers opened in 1952 and closed in 2009. By 2014, this sign was gone.

Athens:
Sunset Motel [map]

Bishopville:
Burr Oak Kream Kone [map]

Corner Grill
Bowling Green, OH
Launderama
Bradford, OH
Dairy Lane [gone]
Brookville, OH
The Corner Grill opened in 1951. The sign is the original. For more, see this website. [map]

This plastic Launderama sign may have been mass-produced but I have never seen another one like it. [map]

The Dairy Lane was officially known as Jake & Em's Dairy Lane. This sign was probably from the 1950s. This photo is from 2009. By 2011, the business had closed and the sign was gone.

Ohio Gas Company
Bryan, OH
Lester's Diner
Bryan, OH
These Ohio Gas Company signs appear to be from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

Lester's Diner opened here in 1965. It was one of four locations owned by Lester Bammesberger. Two other signs like this still exist in Phoenix and Fort Lauderdale. The sign in Daytona Beach is gone.

The first photo above of the sign in Bryan is from 2009. In 2011, the restaurant was sold and renamed the Four Seasons. The name and the cup were changed on the sign. The second photo above is from 2012. For more, see this website. [map]

More Bryan:
Plaza Motel [map]

Bucyrus:
Notel Weaver [map]

North Plaza Mall [gone]
Canton, OH
Towne Manor Motel
Canton, OH
77 Colonial Lanes
Canton, OH
This photo of the North Plaza Mall sign is from around 2001. The sign was still there in 2009. By 2012, it had been replaced with a sign for the 30th Street Centre.

The Towne Manor features plastic balls like many other signs from the 1950s and 1960s. [map]

The 77 Colonial Lanes opened in 1963. The first photo is from around 2001. By 2012, second photo, only the top part of the sign remained. The neon had also been removed. [map]

Party Supplies [gone?]
Carlisle, OH
Plaza
Bowling Lanes
Celina, OH
This Party Supplies sign was located on the roof of an unidentified convenience store. I'm not sure that it was in Carlisle. I suspect that this sign is gone. This photo is from 2005. If anyone recognizes this sign and knows anything about it, I'd love to hear from you.

Plaza Bowling Lanes opened in 1961. In 2009, the sign's porcelain enamel panels were replaced. Most of the neon was removed. This photo is from 2010. In 2013, the sign bent in half. It was repaired soon after that. For more, see this website. [map]

Bair Pharmacy
Celina, OH
The Bair Pharmacy signs are still lit at night. Similiar Walgreen Agency signs can be found in Fort Madison, IA and Columbia, MS. For more, see this website. [map]

Frigidaire
Centerburg, OH
The Frigidaire sign is installed above the Loudermilk Insurance Agency. [map]

Chillicothe:
Globe Furniture: 1, 2 [map]

Pawnee Lanes
Cleveland, OH
Carol's Maple Leaf Tavern [gone]
Cleveland, OH
White's Wheel
Aligning Service
Cleveland, OH
Cleveland Indian
Cleveland, OH
The Pawnee Lanes opened in 1947 and the sign is probably from then or slightly after. It was repainted sometime after 2007. This photo is from 2010. The neon is still missing. [map]

The Carol's Maple Leaf Tavern sign was probably built in the 1950s. This photo is from 2007. The sign was still intact in 2014. By 2016, it had replaced with a new sign for the All Stars Ultra Sports Lounge.

White's Wheel Aligning Service was established in 1940. This located opened in 1950 and the sign is probably from then. The bulbs "chase" in a circular pattern and the text flashes. [map]

The huge Cleveland Indian sign is now located inside the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum. The sign of Chief Wahoo was previously installed at the Cleveland Municipal Stadium from the early 1950s until the mid-1990s. For more, see this website.

Brown Brothers Furniture
Cleveland, OH
Kluck's Restaurant (now El Jalapenos)
Cleveland, OH
Brown Brothers Furniture is gone but these signs remain. [map]

Kluck's Restaurant opened in 1939 and closed in 2007. Around 2008, the signs were adapted by El Jalapenos Mexican restaurant. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

Yorktown Lanes
Cleveland, OH
Mahall's
Twenty Lanes
Cleveland, OH
Johnny's Bar
Cleveland, OH
Yorktown Lanes opened in 1959. For more, see this website. [map]

Mahall's Twenty Lanes opened in 1924. This sign appears to be from the 1950s. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Johnny's Bar opened in the 1920s as Louise's Garden. The restaurant was renamed Johnny's Bar in 1952. This sign is probably from then. For more, see this website. [map]

More Cleveland:
Coin Shop [map]
Jack's Sports Bar [map]
Orban's Fruit and Flowers [map]
Sherwin-Williams Paints

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