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South Carolina Signs (page 2)

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Vincent's Drugs
Hampton, SC
Papa Joe's Fireworks
Hardeeville, SC
Yogi Bear's
Honey Fried Chicken
Hartsville, SC
Whiteford's
Giant Burger
Laurens, SC
The Vincent's Drugs sign has either been reworked or restored recently. [map]

Papa Joe's Fireworks sign is topped with a star that was sold as the C-152 Lectra. These stars were designed and produced in the 1960s by Jim Henry of Oklahoma Neon in Tulsa, OK. They were marketed and sold by Standard Neon in St. Louis, MO. For more, see this website. [map]

This Yogi Bear's Honey Fried Chicken is the only survivor in the chain. These restaurants, owned/franchised by Hardee's, were built in the Southeast in the 1960s and 1970s. There was another sign here, too, which is gone. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Whiteford's Giant Burger opened in 1957. I don't know if Big Irvin was based on a real guy. This sign looks very similar to the Burger Castle signs in Florida. It's possible that this restaurant was a franchise of that company and this sign was adapted over the years. [map]

Kenly:
Pine View Motel [map]

Latta:
Patrick Henry Motor Lodge [map]

Mullins:
Barringer's Jewelers [map]

Gay Dolphin Gift Cove
Myrtle Beach, SC
Dynamite Fireworks
Myrtle Beach, SC
Mr. Fireworks [gone]
Myrtle Beach, SC
mini golf [gone]
North Myrtle Beach, SC
The Gay Dolphin Gift Cove opened in the 1960s and this sign is from then. This photo is from 2004. In 2013, the neon letters were replaced with backlit plastic letters. [map]

There used to be several of these Dynamite Fireworks signs in Myrtle Beach. I believe this is the only one left. At least two of them have been changed into plastic panel signs. There is also a location with a neon firecracker sign. For more, see this website. [map]

This Mr. Fireworks pinwheel sign is gone now. This photo was taken in 2004. The company now has neon firecracker signs at both of its locations. [map]

This old sign stood for many years at an abandoned mini golf course. This photo is from 2007. The sign was gone by 2013.

Newberry:
Purcell's Insurance [map]

More North Myrtle Beach:
Dino's House of Pancakes [map]

Biddie Banquet
Orangeburg, SC
Dickson Shoe Shop
Orangeburg, SC
Frigidaire
Orangeburg, SC
The Biddie Banquet restaurant has been here since at least the 1960s. This neon chicken stands on top of their plastic sign. [map]

The Dickson Shoe Shop has a classic shoe repair sign. Despite the condition of this sign, this place is still open. [map]

This embossed Frigidaire sign is apparently abandoned. There have been a few unrelated businesses in the space below it. [map]

Rock Hill:
Baker's Shoe Service [vintage; gone]

Seneca:
Time Drive-in [map]

Simple Simon Shoppes
Spartanburg, SC
Weeks
Department
Store
St. George, SC
The Simple Simon Shoppes sign advertises for "Judy's Simple Simon" coffee shop. Judy's also has a Sputnik type sign on the roof. The restaurant was originally located up the block. When they relocated here sometime after 1968, they brought the sign with them. I don't know if "Shoppes" refers to the fact that they had three other locations in Spartanburg. Otherwise, the sign might have advertised for a small shopping center of which the restaurant was part of. Can anyone clarify this? [map]

The Weeks Department Store sign is probably from the 1950s. This is the only Star Brand Shoes sign that I know of still on display. [map]

More Spartanburg:
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Simple Simon Shoppes

GE Appliances
Walhalla, SC
Neely Drugs [gone]
York, SC
This GE Appliances sign used to advertise for the Nu-Deal Furniture Co. It is tucked away behind the main street in a parking lot. [map]

Neely Drugs opened around 1952 and closed in 2000. This photo is from 2010. This sign was still there in 2012. It was gone by 2016. These Walgreen Agency signs are very rare now. There's another one in Columbia, MS.

Walterboro:
Novit's [map]
Novit's Siegel [map]

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