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Texas Signs (page 1)

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Coca-Cola
Abilene, TX
Larry's Better
Burger Drive-in
Abilene, TX
Ponca Motel
Abilene, TX
Hot Spot
Abilene, TX
This Coca-Cola sign is installed on the roof of Thomas Everett's Fine Furniture. It advertised for Coca-Cola and D&W Furniture which occupied the building from 1950-2003. This photo is from 2011. The sign was repainted by 2013. [map]

Larry's Better Burger Drive-in has been around since the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

The Ponca Motel sign originally had neon. [map]

The Hot Spot is a tanning salon which opened in 1998. This may be a new sign or a repurposed one. For more, see this website. [map]

More Abilene:
Grace Hotel [map]

Sigel's Liquor Store
Addison, TX (now Dallas, TX)
MidPoint Cafe
Adrian, TX
Sigel's Liquor Store was founded in 1905 and has several locations in the Dallas area. This sign was built in 1954 at the chain's seventh store, located in Dallas. The store closed in 2009. The sign was refurbished and reinstalled at the Addison location. That location closed in 2016 and the sign was removed. It was reinstalled at another Dallas location in 2017. The animated sign was designed by Marvin Sigel who designed two similar signs which have been destroyed. Sigel refutes the assumption that the circles represented champagne bubbles and the starburst on top was a Sputnik reference. The design was simply based on a rough sketch using abstract forms. For more, see this website. [map]

The MidPoint Cafe takes its name from its location on Route 66 at the halfway point between Chicago and Santa Monica. The restaurant opened in 1956 as Jesse's Cafe. This sign is probably from then. The name was changed to MidPoint Cafe in 1995 and the sign was adapted then. For more, see this website. [map]

Maverick Inn
Alpine, TX
The Maverick Inn was built in the late 1930s as the Grandview Courts. It was known as the Siesta Country Inn until recently. This modern sign was created by Todd Sanders of Roadhouse Relics. [map]

More Alpine:
Cozy Court [map]

Cowboy Motel
Amarillo, TX
Big Texan
Steak Ranch
Amarillo, TX
Silver Spur Motel
Amarillo, TX
Cattleman's
Club & Cafe
Amarillo, TX
Ding How Restaurant
Amarillo, TX
The Cowboy Motel is still open but this sign is now missing its neon and bulbs. It is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

The Big Texan Steak Ranch has been around since 1959. When I-40 was built in 1970, the restaurant and sign were moved here. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Silver Spur Motel has been around since at least 1951. For more, see this website. [map]

The Cattleman's Club & Cafe sign appears to have had neon originally. It is probably from the 1950s. [map]

The Ding How Restaurant opened in 1956. It has been closed for many years. The first photo is from 2011. In 2012, second photo, the sign had been painted over. [map]

Circus Room
Amarillo, TX
Arrow Motel
Amarillo, TX
Hamlet
Shopping Center
Amarillo, TX
Eastridge Lanes
Amarillo, TX
Santa Fe Building
Amarillo, TX
The Circus Room nightclub sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

The Arrow Motel was originally known as the Arrow Courts. It has been the Arrow Motel since at least 1955. The sign was configured differently originally with the larger arrowhead just a few feet off the ground and the smaller ones on either side of it. The C-152 Lectra was installed on the pole where it is now as an attention-getter. Below "Motel", the sign used to read "Cafe". In 2015, this sign was listed for sale on Craigslist for $5,000. For more, see this website. [map]

The Hamlet Shopping Center sign is probably from the 1950s. [map]

The Eastridge Lanes opened in 1959 and this sign is most like from then. [map]

The Santa Fe Building was built from 1928-1930. I don't know when these four rooftop signs were built. They were restored in 2003. For more, see this website. [map]

Jones McCall Pharmacy
Andrews, TX
Andrews Motor Inn
Andrews, TX
Malt Shop
Anna, TX
Jones McCall Pharmacy opened in 1955. This sign is probably from then. [map]

The Andrews Motor Inn sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. Sometime between 2013 and 2016, the old-fashioned message board was replaced with a digital display. [map]

The Malt Shop opened in 1959 and this sign appears to be from then. It probably had neon originally. [map]

World Baptist
Fellowship [gone]
Arlington, TX
Comet Cleaners
Arlington, TX
Candlelite Inn
Arlington, TX
Fiesta Motor Inn
Arlington, TX
The World Baptist Fellowship headquarters is still here but this globe sign is gone. It was installed in the 1960s and never revolved. This photo is from 2006. By 2011, the globe had been replaced with a modern plastic sign.

Comet Cleaners was founded in 1923 in Dallas, TX. The chain has 350 locations in 17 states, mostly in the Southwest, and in Mexico. This location and sign are from the early 1960s. It is the last of the company's old signs. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Candlelite Inn restaurant opened in 1957. This photo is from 2011. In 2014, the building was remodeled and the sign was moved from the pole to the ground near the front door. For more, see this website. [map]

The Fiesta Motor Inn sign is probably from the 1950s. Sometime after 2009, the "Motor Inn" neon part of the sign was replaced with the plastic "Americas Best Value" plastic box. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Pitt Grill [gone]
Arlington, TX
Bill's Trim Shop
Arlington, TX
Babe's
Chicken Dinner House
Arlington, TX
This Pitt Grill sign had been here since the late 1950s or early 1960s. This restaurant was part of a chain. This photo is from 2011. The business and sign were still there in 2015 but both were gone by 2016. There was another location with a sign like this one in Athens, TX. For more, see this website.

The Bill's Trim Shop sign appears to be from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

Babe's Chicken Dinner House restaurant has featured this cowboy sign inside since it opened in 2010. The sign was built in the 1940s for the Corral Grill in Dumas, TX. It was repainted and restored by Wellborn Signs in 2007. The cowboy's lasso is animated. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

Caravan Motor Hotel
Arlington, TX
Caravan Inn [gone]
River Oaks, TX
The Caravan Motor Hotel was built in the late 1950s or early 1960s. [map]

The Caravan Inn was originally named the Caravan Motor Hotel. As far as I know, there were other these two locations with identical signs. Sometime between 2006 (first photo) and 2011 (second photo), the River Oaks sign was painted black. In 2012, the motel and sign were demolished. For more, see this website.

Athens:
Pitt Grill [map]

Texas Grill
Ballinger, TX
Bandera Cabaret
Dance Hall
Bandera, TX
The Texas Grill opened in 1961 and I believe the plastic chef sign is from then. The sign shaped like the state of Texas was previously located at the original Texas Theatre which is gone now. The Texas Grill is closed but the signs remain. The Gonzalez Restaurant occupies the space now. [map]

The Bandera Cabaret Dance Hall was established in 1936. This sign may be from then and is most likely painted-over porcelain enamel. [map]

Sartin's Seafood
Beaumont, TX
gas station
Beaumont, TX
This Sartin's Seafood sign was previously installed on two poles at the original Sabine Pass location which is now closed. The sign is 16 feet wide and was built around 1970. It was moved here in 1990 and sits on the ground next to the newer sign. In 2016, the sign was moved next to the building and installed on poles. For more, see this website. [map]

I don't know if this gas station sign was unique or mass-produced for a chain. I haven't seen any others like it. The photo on the left reflects how it looked in 2006. By 2009, it had been repainted. The photo on the right is from 2011. There is still an operating gas station on the property. [map]

Big Spring:
Al's & Son Bar-B-Q [map]

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