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Texas Signs (page 3)

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Garland
Flower Shop
Garland, TX
Garland Shopping Center
Garland, TX
Beef House
Garland, TX
Ridgewood Shopping Center
Garland, TX
The Garland Flower Shop opened around 1946. This sign may be from then or the 1950s. The store is gone now but the sign remains. [map]

The Garland Shopping Center was built in 1952. The buildings have been demolished but this sign remains. New stores were built on the property and Walmart agreed to maintain this sign. It was restored and relit in 2015. [map]

The Beef House restaurant has been here since at least the 1990s. The sign has obviously been adapted. The restaurant may have opened as the Koffee Kup and later housed the Blackhawk Restaurant. However, I don't know when this sign was built or for which business. [map]

The Ridgewood Shopping Center was built in the 1960s. [map]

Halamicek Auto Supply
Gonzales, TX
Pitcock
Oil & Gas
Graham, TX
The Halamicek Auto Supply sign hangs above Edwards Furniture. [map]

Pitcock Oil & Gas is still in business. The sign's clock and thermometer no longer work. [map]

Party Times Strip
Grand Prairie, TX

Hi Ho Ballroom
Grand Prairie, TX

Ritz Starlite Room
Grand Prairie, TX
The Party Times Strip has been closed for many years. This sign appears to be from the late 1950s or early/mid-1960s. There were five Sputnik-style signs on top of the sign in 2006. In 2017, I was told that the panels have been redone (badly). I haven't tracked down a photo yet. For more, see this website. [map]

The Hi Ho Ballroom shares the parking lot with Party Times Strip. The Ballroom was still open in 2007 but closed by 2011. These signs appear to be from the 1950s and/or 1960s. For more, see this website. [map]

The Ritz Starlite Room is located next door to the Party Times Strip. I believe this business is still open. The signs appear to be from the 1950s. [map]

Trade Winds Motel
Grand Prairie, TX
B-C Furniture
Grand Prairie, TX
Prairie Dog Drive In
Grand Prairie, TX
The Trade Winds Motel sign was probably built in the 1950s. For more, see this website. [map]

The B-C Furniture store now houses Tom Snodgrass Furniture but this sign remains. It was probably built in the 1950s. [map]

The Prairie Dog Drive In sign appears to be from the 1950s. [map]

More Grand Prairie:
Lone Star Gas [map]

Lake Printing Company
Greenville, TX
Armstrong Appliance Center
Greenville, TX
The Lake Printing Company was established in 1952. This sign was probably adapted from a previous business. Note the tacked panel which reads "Lake". This sign's design is also identical to the City Garage sign in Salado, TX. [map]

This embossed plastic General Electric sign hangs over Armstrong Appliance Center. This store is still open. [map]

Dream Lodge
Greenville, TX
McCullough Paint & Glass
Greenville, TX
Masonic Lodge
Greenville, TX
Independent Order
of Odd Fellows
Greenville, TX
The Dream Lodge sign is probably from the 1950s. The top part of the sign with the star was a later addition. The first photo was taken in 2008. The motel was boarded up in 2011 when this second photo was taken. For more, see this website. [map]

McCullough Paint & Glass features an embossed plastic Pittsburgh Paints sign. These signs were mass-produced. [map]

This Masonic Lodge was founded in the 1850s. The sign is obviously from much later. There is probably navy or black porcelain enamel under this orange paint. [map]

This Independent Order of Odd Fellows chapter was established in 1858 by Fred Ende. This sign is probably from the 1940s or 1950s. There is probably navy or black porcelain enamel under this orange paint. [map]

Groveton:
Ford Tractor [gone]

Center Pharmacy
Hallettsville, TX
Haltom Plaza
Shopping Center
Haltom City, TX
Sam's Appliance
& Furniture
Haltom City, TX
Clown Hamburgers
Haltom City, TX
The Center Pharmacy sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

The Haltom Plaza Shopping Center was built in 1959. For more, see this website. [map]

Sam's Appliance & Furniture was established in 1946. When the store moved, this sign was reinstalled at the company's new location. [map]

Clown Hamburgers opened in 1959. In 1994, a second location opened. It was known as Clown Burger Too. When the first location closed in 1995, it seems the old sign was moved to the new place. The sign was repainted just before this photo was taken in 2011. [map]

Valley Barber &
Beauty Supply
Harlingen, TX
Sun Valley Motor
Hotel [gone]
Harlingen, TX
City Cafe
Hearne, TX
Texas Prize
Bar-B-Que
Hearne, TX
McGee
Furniture Co. [gone]
Hereford, TX
The Valley Barber & Beauty Supply sign appears to be from the 1950s. [map]

The Sun Valley Motor Hotel was built around 1956 and closed around 2003. This photo is from 2011. The motel was demolished in 2015 and the sign was removed. For more, see this website.

The City Cafe was established in 1914. I don't know when the cafe closed but the sign was gone by 2001. By 2006, the sign was in storage at the Chamber of Commerce. It had previously been stored at City Hall. The sign was reinstalled on the building sometime after 2008. This photo is from 2011. [map]

The Texas Prize Bar-B-Que sign was originally located at Franklin's Seafood in Waco, TX. The square letters spelled out Franklin's at that time. While still in Waco, the sign was repurposed for Slo-Poke's Barbecue before it was moved to Hearne for Texas Prize sometime after 2007. [map]

McGee Furniture Co. was closed but this sign was still there in 2011. By 2012, the sign was gone. I believe the business opened around 1958.

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