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Texas Signs (page 4)

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Lone Star
Gas Co.
Hillsboro, TX
Cafe Texan
Huntsville, TX
Masonic Lodge
Huntsville, TX
This neon flame sign advertised for the Lone Star Gas Co.. These signs were mass-produced for the company's local offices. [map]

The Cafe Texan was established in 1936 and this sign is probably from then. For more, see this website. [map]

This Masonic Lodge sign obviously had neon originally. I have not seen another Masonic sign with porcelain enamel panels configured like this before. [map]

Cobra Club
Hurst, TX
Masonic Lodge
Irving, TX
Crown Pools [gone]
Irving, TX
David McDavid Auto Group
Irving, TX
The Cobra Club probably got its name from the nearby Bell Helicopter plant which opened in 1964. Bell developed the AH-1 Cobra design in 1965. This sign is probably from then. [map]

This Masonic Lodge sign is probably from the 1960s. [map]

Crown Pools was gone but this sign was still there when this photo was taken in 2011. Later that year, the sign was gone.

I believe the David McDavid Auto Group sign was built in the 1960s. The arrow is animated and the letters have scintillating bulbs. [map]

Big State Drugs (now Big State Fountain Grill)
Irving, TX

2008 & 2011:

2017:
Big State Drugs was established in 1948. The sign was built by Federal Signs. In 2014, new owners transformed the drug store into the Big State Fountain Grill. The blade sign's "Drugs" was changed to read "Fountain". The "Rx" at the bottom was also changed to read "Since 1948." The horizontal red signs on both sides of the building were also changed to include "Burgers * Shakes * Candy". I believe the blue horizontal sign is new and was added at the same time. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Hutchins:
Weaver Spring & Brake Service

Mobilgas signs [gone]
Jacksonville, TX
This collection of Mobilgas signs was installed at the Kirkland Oil Co. This was the only Mobil Pegasus sign that I have seen with clouds and curved letters. The other side of the sign read Mobiloil. The still very rare but more common Mobil Pegasus signs with clouds look like this. In 2014, the signs were stolen but recovered and put back up. In 2016, the signs were gone again.

Masonic Lodge
Jacksonville, TX
Pittsburgh Paint
Jefferson, TX
Roadrunner RV Park
Johnson City, TX
Fossler's Electric
Karnes City, TX
The Masonic Lodge sign in Jacksonville is one of the rarer white porcelain steel types. [map]

This Pittsburgh Paint sign is located inside the Jefferson General Store. There are a number of other signs there as well. This sign is probably from the 1940s. These Pittsburgh Paint signs were mass-produced. There is another one with embossed letters in Ocala, FL.

The Roadrunner RV Park sign appears to be from the 1950s or 1960s. For more, see this website. [map]

Fossler's Electric is gone but these signs remain. Eagle Printing is in the storefront below now. Both of these signs were mass-produced and there are still many examples of them around. [map]

Junction:
Isaack Restaurant

H&L
Package Store
Kilgore, TX
South Seas
Restaurant
Killeen, TX
Roy's Hobbies & Electronics
Kingsville, TX
Adamcik's Appliance & TV Center
La Grange, TX
H&L Package Store sign is probably from the 1950s. There are a couple of other signs like this in town. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The South Seas Restaurant sign probably had neon originally and might have had a different name. I believe it had been the South Seas since the early 1970s. This photo is from 2011. By 2013, the restaurant had closed and the sign had been painted entirely pink for a short-lived Soul Food restaurant. [map]

Roy's Hobbies & Electronics opened here in 1959. This sign looks like it might have been used as a theatre marquee originally. For more, see this website. [map]

Adamcik's Appliance & TV Center sign is probably from the 1930s. The store is still in business. This sign must have been mass-produced but I don't know of any of this type that still exist. For more, see this website. [map]

More Kilgore:
Community Inn [gone]

CD's Pit Bar-B-Q [gone]
Lampasas, TX
Beasley's Jewelry
Lewisville, TX
Galloway Motel
Livingston, TX
The CD's Pit Bar-B-Q sign probably had neon originally. It most likely advertised for another business as well. This photo is from 2011. By 2013, the sign was gone.

The Beasley's Jewelry sign appears to be from the 1940s or 1950s. [map]

The Galloway Motel sign also appears to be from the 1950s. [map]

Laredo:
Evelyn Motor Inn [map]
Haynes Motel [map]
Pan American Courts [map]

More Livingston:
Pavletich Finance Co. [gone]

Vogel Furniture
Lockhart, TX
Vogel Furniture opened in 1932 and is still in business. These Frigidaire signs were mass-produced. The porcelain enamel signs feature embossed letters behind the neon. Of the signs like this that still exist, the company name is usually tacked onto the top like this one in Orangeburg, SC. These neon Maytag signs were also mass-produced and there are several across the country just like this one still on display. [map]

Sno-White Laundry
& Dry Cleaners
Longview, TX
Longview
News-Journal
Longview, TX
Knights of
Pythias Lodge
Longview, TX
Sno-White Laundry & Dry Cleaners is still in business. The sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. I don't know if the backlit piece with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was there from the beginning or added later. For more, see this website. [map]

The Longview News-Journal sign looks like an adapted theatre sign. It is located behind the building. It could also be a new sign made to look like one from the late 1930s or 1940s. Does anyone know more about it? [map]

The Knights of Pythias Lodge was built in 1928. This sign is probably from the 1940s or 1950s. For more, see this website. [map]

More Longview:
National Truck Stop [map]

Plan-Ex Corporation
Lubbock, TX
Satellite Motel
Lubbock, TX
Stinnett's Food Market
Lubbock, TX
South Plains Fair
Lubbock, TX
The Plan-Ex Corporation, a food store equipment supplier, was established in 1955. This sign may be from then or the 1960s. The company appears to be gone now but the sign remains. [map]

The Satellite Motel sign is probably from the 1960s. This photo is from 2012. By 2013, the panels had been replaced with new flat plastic versions. [map]

The Stinnett's Food Market sign is from the late 1950s or early 1960s. [map]

The South Plains Fair was held for the first time in 1914. This sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

MacKenzie Village Shopping Center
Lubbock, TX
former Fiesta Bowl and Fiesta Grill
Lubbock, TX
MacKenzie Village Shopping Center was built around 1959. This sign is probably from then. [map]

The Fiesta Bowl and Fiesta Grill were built in 1960. These signs are from then. By 1966, the bowling alley was known as the Brunswick Fiesta Bowl. The "BOWL" sign which was just to the right of the bulb-studded "FIESTA" sign is gone now. The neon is now missing from the Fiesta Grill sign. The building now houses the Fiesta Center, an event space. [map]

Mrs. Baird's Bread
Lubbock, TX
Mrs. Baird's Bread was established in 1908. The company bought this bakery building in 1960. This sign is probably from then. Sometime between 2013 and 2016, the neon letters were removed from the building. The porcelain enamel letters on the facade are still there. [map]

Bolton's Gas
Lubbock, TX
Bolton's Gas was built by the local Bolton Oil Company. The sign is probably from the 1950s. There were about a dozen other Bolton's gas stations built in Lubbock and a few are still open. I don't know if this sign was the only one built or if it's just the only one left. [map]

Petty's Motor Hotel
Lufkin, TX
Powell Garage
Lufkin, TX
The Petty's Motor Hotel sign is probably from the 1950s or early 1960s. [map]

The shape of this Powell Garage sign appears to have been a Kaiser-Frazer sign originally. For more, see this website. [map]

More Lufkin:
Coca-Cola [map]
Sun-N-Pines Motel: 1, 2 [map]

Marble Falls:
Blue Bonnet Cafe [map]

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