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Tennessee Signs (page 2)

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Williams Wholesale
& Supply
Cookeville, TN
Maddux Hardware
Cookeville, TN
Masonic Lodge
Cookeville, TN
Spring St.
Super Market
Cookeville, TN
Bob Johnson
Auto Sales
Cookeville, TN
Bonanza Homes
Cookeville, TN
Williams Wholesale & Supply, an electrical supply and lighting center, features a light bulb pole sign. [map]

Maddox Furniture opened in 1940 and closed in 2005. By 2011, the wording on the bottom of the sign had been changed from "Hardware Furniture" to "Building 1928". [map]

The Cookeville Masonic Lodge features a milk glass globe sign which were used at other lodges such as this one in Oregon, IL. [map]

The Spring St. Super Market sign appears to be from the 1950s. For more, see this website. [map]

The Bob Johnson Auto Sales sign must have had neon originally. The sign probably advertised for another business and was repainted at some point. [map]

This sign advertised for Bonanza Homes, a local chain of mobile home dealers. This sign was built around 1969 and originally revolved. Bonanza Homes went out of business around 1980. The chain was initially part of an Atlanta-based nationwide franchise operation which used these signs at other locations with various names. This photo is from 2008. In 2014, the sign was still there. [map]

There was another Bonanza Homes sign, now gone, in Bowling Green, KY at an Upside Down Charlie location. Other surviving signs include these in Sulphur Springs, TX, San Bernardino, CA, Decatur, GA, Muscle Shoals, AL, and Salida, CA. This sign in Dallas, TX might have had Bonanza Homes panels originally or possibly been inspired by these signs. If you know of any others, I'd love to hear about them.

Hour-O-Matic
Cleaners [gone]
Cookeville, TN
One Hour Martinizing
Cookeville, TN
The Hour-O-Matic Cleaners was probably not the original name of this dry cleaners. This photo is from 2008. By 2013, there store was still there but this sign was gone. I believe there was a nationwide chain that used these signs but I don't know the name. It might have been simply "One Hour Cleaners." There are a couple of other examples in Indiana.

There are several One Hour Martinizing stores in town. This one features an old sign and a mid-century modern building. The sign was probably all neon at one time and updated with plastic boxes. For other examples of Martinizing buildings, see this page. [map]

Cream City Ice Cream
Cookeville, TN
The Cream City Ice Cream sign is from the 1950s. In the late 1950s, Mayfield Dairies purchased the milk production building but did not remove the sign from the roof. The animated sign is still lit on Friday and Saturday nights. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

More Cookeville:
Southern Motel [map]

Bowl-O-Rena
Dickson, TN
Grand Old Hatchery
Dickson, TN
Bowl-O-Rena features this giant pin pole sign. [map]

The Grand Old Hatchery was founded in 1926 as the Dickson Hatchery, a chicken hatchery. In 1944, the company moved here and became a feed store and hatchery. In 1986, the store was converted into a musical venue featuring bluegrass and country music. [map]

Donelson Lanes
Donelson, TN
The Donelson Lanes opened in 1959. This neon sign was identical to the Crescent Bowl in Bowling Green, KY which is gone now. The Donselson Lanes building's brick pattern and other signs are also the same. I believe both of these places were built by the Crescent Amuseument Company which built bowling alleys near their theatres. [map]

Madison Bowl
Madison, TN
The Madison Bowl brick pattern and sign appear to be the same as those as Donelson Lanes (see above). Perhaps they were owned by the same person. These photos are from 2010. The Madison Bowl is now closed. I don't know what will happen with the sign. The building and sign were still there in 2015. For more, see this website. [map]

Sanitary Cleaners
East Ridge, TN
Eidson Restaurant
East Ridge, TN
VFW Post 2166
Elizabethton, TN
Sanitary Cleaners opened around 1960. The pole of its sign has been swallowed up by the building's roof from expansion. [map]

The Eidson Restaurant opened in 1953. It closed in 2010. This photo is from 2005. In 2014, the building was still vacant and the sign was still there. [map]

VFW Post 2166 features this Iwo Jima style sign. It must have had neon at one time and probably a flag. [map]

Erin:
B.J.'s Family Diner [map]

Gallatin:
Blue's Jewelry [map]

31-W Liquor Store
Goodlettsville, TN
Mid-Town
Motel [gone]
Harriman, TN
Loretta Lynn's Kitchen
Hurricane Mills, TN
The 31-W Liquor Store sign appears to be from the 1950s. [map]

This photo of the Mid-Town Motel sign is from 2005. By 2007, the sign was gone.

This neon sign at Loretta Lynn’s Kitchen is installed above the restaurant's plastic box sign. Does anyone know when this place opened? [map]

Greeneville:
First National Bank [map]

West Main Motors
Jackson, TN
Kelly Foods [gone]
Jackson, TN
West Main Motors replaced their neon sign with the one on the right around 2009. The first photo is from 2007. Evidently, the neon hat was animated and moved up and down. For more, see this website.

Kelly Foods was established in 1938. The company produced sausages and other meat products. It went bankrupt in 2003. This sign originally had neon. These photos are from 2010. The building appeared to still be vacant in 2013. The sign disappeared sometime between then and 2016.

Westside Cleaners
Jackson, TN
Hub City Blueprint
Jackson, TN
Leeper Hardware
Jefferson City, TN
Pepsi
Johnson City, TN
Westside Cleaners opened in 1947. This looks like it might be from the 1950s. This photo is from 2011. By 2015, the store had closed but the sign was still there. The owner is hoping to restore the sign and install it at the company's downtown location. [map]

Hub City Blueprint was established in the 1980s. This sign is probably modern but built in the style of an older one. [map]

Leeper Hardware features a giant hammer sign. [map]

This Pepsi billboard is located on I-26. Does anyone know how long it's been here? [map]

More Johnson City:
Holiday Lanes [map]
Quik & Grady Cleaners