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Texas Signs (page 6)

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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. Texlite probably made this Paris Cafe sign as well. [map]

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

Dream Lodge [gone]
Greenville, TX
McCullough Paint & Glass
Greenville, TX
Masonic Lodge
Greenville, TX
Independent Order
of Odd Fellows
Greenville, TX
The Dream Lodge sign was 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 the second photo was taken. The sign was removed in 2017 and is either in storage or with a private collector. For more, see this website.

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 Signs:
Ford Tractor [gone]

Center Pharmacy
Hallettsville, TX
Haltom Plaza
Shopping Center
Haltom City, TX
Sam's Appliance
& Furniture [gone]
Haltom City, TX
Clown Hamburgers
Haltom City, TX
Kroger
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. This sign was still there in 2016 but gone by 2018. It had started to fall apart so the sign was taken down and is now in storage. They would like to restore the sign but got a $10,000 quote. They plan to maybe display it inside the store at some point.

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]

This Kroger supermarket sign is probably from the 1960s or 1970s. These "Kroger Cubes" used to be all over the country. There are very few that survive. There are a couple in Ohio in Reynoldsburg, OH and Belpre, OH. Some of them, like this one in Parkersburg, WV, have been placed on much shorter poles to comply with local sign regulations. Some of these signs have been repurposed for other supermarkets and other businesses. [map]

Valley Barber &
Beauty Supply
Harlingen, TX
Sun Valley Motor
Hotel [gone]
Harlingen, TX
City Cafe
Hearne, TX
Texas Prize
Bar-B-Que [gone]
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 although the building remains vacant. [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. This photo is from 2011. The sign was still there in 2013 but gone by 2018.

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.

Lone Star Gas Co.
Hillsboro, TX
Citizens
National Bank
Hillsboro, TX
Peerless Equipment
Hondo, TX
This neon flame sign advertised for the Lone Star Gas Co.. These signs were mass-produced for the company's local offices. [map]

This Citizens National Bank branch was built in 1965. This sign appears to be from then. [map]

Peerless Equipment was established in 1948 as Peerless Pump Service. This sign was installed in front of Hondo Ag Supply sometime after 2016. There is neon tubing for "HONDO" over the word "Pumps". This sign appears to be vintage. I assume it came from another location and the neon "HONDO" was added then. [map]

Cafe Texan
Huntsville, TX
Masonic Lodge
Huntsville, TX
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
Williams & Davis Boiler & Welding Co.
Hutchins, 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]

The Williams & Davis Boiler & Welding Co. was established in 1921. The company moved to this location in 1961. This sign must have been moved here since it appears to be from the 1940s or 1950s. [map]

Masonic Lodge
Irving, TX
Crown Pools [gone]
Irving, TX
David McDavid Auto Group
Irving, TX
6th St. Donuts
Irving, TX
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]

The 6th St. Donuts sign may have originally advertised for the Corral Drive-in which was located here in from at least 1966-1970. However, that still doesn't explain what the globe represents. [map]

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

2008 & 2011:

2018:
Big State Drugs was established in 1948. The vertical 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 Signs:
Weaver Spring & Brake Service

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