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Texas Signs (page 5)

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Grand Plaza
Shopping Center
Marshall, TX
Masonic Lodge
Marshall, TX
Boggus Ford
McAllen, TX
The Grand Plaza Shopping Center sign features a starburst with bulbs. It was probably built in the late 1950s or early 1960s. [map]

This Masonic Lodge was built in 1911. This sign is probably from the 1950s or so. Black porcelain enamel Masonic signs are rare. Most of them are blue. [map]

The Boggus Ford sign appears to be from the 1950s. It's possible that there was another Ford dealership here originally and that the "Boggus" letters were added to the sign later. [map]

North Side Medical
McKinney, TX
Masonic
Reading Room
McKinney, TX
Bill
Smith's Cafe
McKinney, TX
McKinney
Plaza [gone]
McKinney, TX
Camargo's
Western Boots
Mercedes, TX
The North Side Medical sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

The Masonic Reading Room sign is an unusual backlit design. I have never seen a Masonic sign with "reading room" text before. [map]

Bill Smith's Cafe opened in 1956 and this sign is probably from then. [map]

The McKinney Plaza shopping center sign appeared to be from the 1950s or 1960s. This photo is from 2011. By 2013, the sign was gone.

I believe Camargo's Western Boots opened in 1973. This sign is probably from then. [map]

E.H. Hanby Insurance
Mesquite, TX
KNT Cafe
Miami, TX
The E.H. Hanby Insurance sign appears to be from the 1940s or 1950s. [map]

The KNT Cafe was previously named Ferg's Cafe. [map]

More Mesquite:
Broadway Skateland

Bowen's Grocery [gone]
Midland, TX
West Wind Motel
Midland, TX
Bowen's Grocery has been here since at least 1961. The store was still open in 2013 but appeared to be closed in 2016. The pylon part of the building collapsed in 2017. It seems unlikely that it will be rebuilt. For more, see this website.

The West Wind Motel was probably built in the 1950s or 1960s. For more, see this website. [map]

Campbell's Drive-in [gone]
Mineola, TX
Henry Hotel
Mineola, TX
Beckham Hotel [gone]
Mineola, TX
Campbell's Drive-in was a convenience store. This sign was probably from the 1950s. Cabell's Dairy owned Minit Market stores which used a similar sign at that time. This photo is from 2011. By 2014, the sign was removed and part of a private collection. For more, see this website.

The Henry Hotel was built in 1933. This sign appears to be from then. The bottom of it appears to have been struck by a passing truck. [map]

The Beckham Hotel sign was probably from the 1920s. The building is no longer used as a hotel. This photo is from 2011. In 2013, the sign was removed during the hotel's restoration. There are plans to restored and reinstall it. However, the sign was still missing in 2016. [map]

Mountaineer Lanes
Mineral Wells, TX
Cox Florist
Mineral Wells, TX
The Mountaineer Lanes sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. For more, see this website. [map]

The Cox Florist sign is probably from at least the 1950s. The neon was only installed on one side since this sign is located on a one-way street. [map]

Masonic Lodge
Nacogdoches, TX
Church of Christ
Nacogdoches, TX
7-Eleven
New Boston, TX
This Masonic Lodge sign features internally lit glass globes. The building was constructed in 1931 and this sign is probably from then. [map]

The Church of Christ sign is probably from the 1950s. [map]

This 7-Eleven sign is an extremely rare oldie. This photo is from 2008. By 2016, only one panel was left. Since at least the 1970s, the company's signs have included a green border along the bottom. There are similar oldies in Tempe, AZ, San Jose, CA, and San Diego, CA. [map]

Newton:
GE Appliances

Pinkie's Liquor
San Angelo, TX
Pinkie's Liquor & Rock Hill Shopping Center
Odessa, TX
Pinkie's Liquor was founded in 1934 and now has over 15 locations in Texas. I believe this sign is from the early 1950s. [map]

This tower sign was built sometime between 1955 and 1960. It originally advertised for the Rock Hill Shopping Center. The letters spelled out "Rock Hill". In the 1980s, the sign began advertising for "Cloth World", the shopping center's main tenant. There have been no letters on the since at least the late 1990s. Another Pinkie's Liquor store is located here. In 2017, the City announced plans to reuse the sign in some way. For more, see this website. [map]

Lassa Optical Co.
Odessa, TX
Johnny's Barbecue
Odessa, TX
Rock Hill Village
Odessa, TX
Lassa Optical Co. has been here since at least the early 1960s. Before that, the store housed Texas State Optical and the sign had the letters "TSO." The lettering behind the neon eyeglasses has faded. It read "Glasses" and "Contact Lenses". [map]

Johnny's Barbecue opened in 1951. This sign is probably from then. [map]

The Rock Hill Village shopping center was built in 1958. This sign appears to be from then. [map]

Abbott Building Company
Odessa, TX
Good Housekeeping Shop [gone]
Odessa, TX
The Abbott Building Company was founded in Midland, TX in 1954 as H.E. Abbott and Sons. In 1971, the name was changed to Abbott Building Company. This sign might be from then. [map]

The Good Housekeeping Shop closed sometime after this photo was taken in 2008. By 2012, the signs were gone.

Western Drug
Package Store
Odessa, TX
House of Carpets
Odessa, TX
The Western Drug Package Store sign is probably from the 1950s. [map]

I believe the House of Carpets opened in 1967. By 2013, the store was gone. The sign on the building is gone but the pole sign is still there. [map]

Westerner Motel
Odessa, TX
2012: 2017:
The Westerner Motel sign might be from the 1950s or 1960s. Sometime between 2013 and 2016, the "Color TV" sign was removed and the readerboard was replaced with a plastic panel. [map]

More Odessa:
Greyhound
Southern Maid Donuts

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