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Rhode Island Signs

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Solitro's Bakery
Cranston, RI
Christiansen's Dairy
North Providence, RI
Solitro's Bakery features Italian pastries and a nice old plastic sign. For more, see this website. [map]

Christiansen's Dairy has been around since the 1920s. [map]

Ardente Supply Company
Providence, RI
Scialo Bros. Bakery
Providence, RI
The Ardente Supply Company has been selling plumbing and heating supplies here since 1946. This sign might be from the 1950s or later. [map]

The Scialo Bros. Bakery opened here in the Federal Hill section of Providence in 1914. The signage/fašade appear to have been redone in the 1930s or 1940s. The place is just as beautiful on the inside. The pastries and bread are all produced here in brick ovens from the 1920s. For more, see their website. [map]

Greylawn Farms
Providence, RI
At some point, Greylawn Farms became Greylawn Foods, a wholesale distributor of refrigerated foods. The company's headquarters is now in Cranston, RI and this sign has been abandoned. [map]

Brite-Nu Cleaners [gone]
Providence, RI
Bob's One Stop Cleaning Center [gone]
Woonsocket, RI
Brite-Nu Cleaners is gone now and so are these signs. These photos are from 2005. [photos thanks DinerFan]

Bob's One Stop Cleaning Center had at least three locations. Rhode Island cleaners were commonly known as "cleansers". There are still many businesses that still use the word in their names. This photo is from 2007. Sometime between 2009 and 2012, this location closed and the signs were removed.

There is another Bob's One Stop Cleaning Center with similar rooftop signs in Woonsocket which was still open in 2012.

More Rhode Island:
Greenwich Hotel (East Greenwich) [map]
Biltmore Hotel (Providence) [map]
Olneyville New York System (Providence)

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