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Texas Signs (page 7)

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Westwood
Village
Sherman, TX
Beacon
Lodge Motel
Snyder, TX
Regal Ranch
Stafford, TX
Don's Liquor
Stamford, TX
The Westwood Village shopping center sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

The Beacon Lodge Motel sign was built in the 1950s. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Regal Ranch has been around since at least the 1960s. The sign is spotlit and the bulb-studded wheels spin at night. It might have had neon originally. [map]

The Don's Liquor sign is probably from the 1940s or 1950s. The star on top of the sign was marketed as a C-152 Lectra. They were designed and manufactured by Jim Henry of Oklahoma Neon in Tulsa, OK in the 1960s. They were marketed and distributed by the Standard Neon Supply Company. They were built as flashing sign additions. There were only about 50 of these signs sold and there are about a dozen still on display. For more, see these signs in Missouri. [map]

Buick
Stanton, TX
Imperial Sugar Co.
Sugar Land, TX
This vintage Buick sign is installed at the Wheeler Motor Company which sells Buick, GMC, and Chevrolet cars. The company was established in 1948 as a Buick dealership. [map]

The Imperial Sugar Co. was founded in 1843. The company is still in business but no longer operates here. The refinery building was demolished in 2010 but this building and signs remain. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

First Baptist Church
Sulphur Springs, TX
Budget Inn [gone]
Sulphur Springs, TX
Sulphur Springs Muffler Center
Sulphur Springs, TX
This First Baptist Church sign is probably from the 1930s or 1940s. [map]

The Budget Inn sign bore a striking resemblance to the classic Holiday Inn signs. This photo is from 2008. By 2011, the motel was still there but the sign was gone.

The Sulphur Springs Muffler Center sign originally advertised for a mobile home dealer. Another example of these signs is in Cookeville, TN. This sign used to revolve. [map]

Sweetwater:
Masonic Lodge
Palomino Motel [gone]

Frigidaire &
Maytag Appliances
Taylor, TX
Buford Drugs
Terrell, TX
Texarkana Bearings Supply [gone]
Texarkana, TX
These Frigidaire and Maytag Appliances signs hang above an empty storefront. The porcelain enamel Frigidaire sign has embossed letters. [map]

Buford Drugs has been replaced with a tanning salon but this sign remains. [map]

Texarkana Bearings Supply was established in 1956. When the company moved in 2009, the company brought the signs with them. These photos are from 2011. By 2012, the company and signs were gone. For more, see this website.

Shamrock Motel
Texarkana, TX
Air Temp
Texarkana, TX
Tri State Motel
Texarkana, TX
Grim Hotel
Texarkana, TX
The neon on the Shamrock Motel sign was removed in 2008. This photo is from 2011. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

This Chrysler Airtemp sign hangs above the Aycock Distributing Co., a wholesale sporting goods company. In 1934, Chrysler began producing Airtemp air conditioners. In the 1970s, this part of the company's business was sold to Fedders. I'm not sure of the connection between the sign and the business. [map]

The Tri State Motel was originally called the Two State Motel. The sign is probably from the 1950s. In 2008, the sign's arrow and revolving star were removed. This photo is from 2011. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Grim Hotel was built in 1925. It has been abandoned since the 1970s. For more, see For more, see this website. [map]

More Texarkana:
Skate America Fun Center

Texas City:
Rocket Gas [vintage; gone]

Truck
Stop [gone]
Tye, TX
Borden's
Tyler, TX
This Truck Stop sign was installed on an oil derrick on top of a Conoco station roof. This photo is from 2011. By 2012, the tower and sign were gone. For more, see this website.

Borden's bought this building from a local dairy company in 1944. This sign was built in 1945. There is a similar Borden's sign in Dallas, TX. There is also an old Borden's ice cream parlor in Lafayette, LA. [map]

Masonic
Lodge
Tyler, TX
Loggins Restaurant
Tyler, TX
Siesta Motel
Tyler, TX
Tyler Court
Tyler, TX
This Masonic Lodge was built around 1926. This sign is probably from the 1940s or 1950s. White porcelain enamel Masonic signs like this are far less common than blue ones. [map]

The Loggins Restaurant opened in 1949. These signs appears to be from then. [map]

The Siesta Motel appears to be used for apartments now. The sign appears to be from the 1940s or 1950s. [map]

This Tyler Court sign is probably from the 1940s. The units appear to be used as apartments now. [map]

Deason Pharmacy [gone]
Tyler, TX
Tyler Courier-Times-Telegraph
Tyler, TX
The Deason Pharmacy was gone but this sign was still there when this photo was taken in 2011. The sign appeared to be from the 1940s or 1950s. The sign disappeared in 2013.

The Tyler Courier-Times-Telegraph sign appears to be from the 1930s. It looks like it was recently refurbished or a replica sign. [map]

Fuller's Fine Foods [gone]
Tyler, TX
Bergfeld Center
Tyler, TX
The Fuller's Fine Foods signs are probably from the 1950s. These photos are from 2011. The restaurant had closed and the signs were gone by 2013.

The Bergfeld Center opened around 1949. There are two identical signs at this shopping center. They were probably built in the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

More Tyler Signs:
Star Donuts

Victoria Signs:
The Corral [gone]

Sands Motel
Van Horn, TX
Mardi Gras
Motel [gone]
Waco, TX
Waco Printing and Stationery Co.
Waco, TX
The Sands Motel sign appears to be from the 1950s. It was repainted between 2008 (first photo) and 2012 (second photo). For more, see this website. [map]

The Mardi Gras Motel sign was probably from the 1950s or 1960s. These photos are from 2006. The motel has changed names and the sign is gone now. For more, see this website.

The Waco Printing and Stationery Co. sign appears to be from the 1940s or 1950s. The text part of the sign may have been updated at some point. [map]

Leslie's Chicken Shack [gone]
Waco, TX
former
Buzze Music Co.
Waco, TX
Town House
Motel [gone]
Waco, TX
Kim's Restaurant
Waco, TX
C.M.
Trautschold
Co.
Waco, TX
The Leslie's Chicken Shack chain was established by the late 1940s, possibly as early as the 1930s. There were at least nine locations in Texas which are all gone. I assume this sign was installed at the Waco location. In 2006, when these photos were taken, the sign was leaning against the fence in the backlot of the Green Fiber plant. By 2011, the sign was gone. There is another Leslie's Chicken Shack sign at Roadhouse Relics in Austin. There is also a modern looking sign in Corpus Christi, TX. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3.

The Buzze Music Co. store sold musical instruments. The company was established in 1942. The photo was taken in 2011 just after the store closed. In 2015, the neon was removed and the sign was reworked for the new tenant, Sacsee's restaurant. The letters below the musical note were removed. [map]

The Town House Motel was vacant and boarded up when this photo was taken in 2006. By 2011, the sign was gone.

Kim's Restaurant opened in 1956. Kim's had four other locations but this is the only one left. This location was built in 1963 and the sign is from then. In 2014, new owners renovated the building and reopened the restaurant. The sign was remodeled. [map]

The C.M. Trautschold Co. was established in 1893. The millwork company is still in business. This sign is probably from the 1940s or 1950s. [map]

Watkins
Furniture
Waco, TX
Reed's Flowers
Waco, TX
Genie Car Wash
N. Valley Mills Dr.
Waco, TX
Genie Car Wash
Sanger Ave.
Waco, TX
Watkins Furniture is gone but this sign remains. [map]

Reed's Flowers opened in 1930. These signs are probably from the 1950s. For more, see this website. [map]

This Genie Car Wash opened in 1964 as the first location in the chain. The neon sign escaped updating since the location is independently operated from the Austin locations. The plastic Genie Car Wash sign is probably from the 1970s. For more, see this website. [Valley Mills map]; [Sanger map]

More Waco Signs:
Brookview Hills Shopping Center [map]
Jack n Jill Donuts
Red Rooster Cafe [vintage; gone]
Texas Fireproof Storage Co. [vintage; gone]
Thunderbird Motel [vintage; gone]

Studebaker [gone]
Weatherford, TX
Cochran Drugs [gone]
Wellington, TX
This Studebaker sign stood on a lot with about a dozen unrestored Studebaker cars and trucks. The sign was apparently part of a private collection belonging to the Studebaker Farm. This photo is from 2011. By 2012, the sign was gone. These signs were mass-produced and there are a handful of them still on display at dealerships around the country.

The Cochran Drugs store was gone but this sign was still there when this photo was taken in 2011. By 2013, the sign was gone. These Walgreen Agency signs were mass-produced but are very rare now.

Webster Signs:
Mario's Flying Pizza [gone]

Wharton Signs:
Tee Pee Motel

Bel-Air Hotel
Wichita Falls, TX
Catalina Motel
Wichita Falls, TX
YMCA
Wichita Falls, TX
The Bel-Air Hotel is long-closed but this sign remains. The four poles on top of the sign appear to be revolving light beacons. [map]

The Catalina Motel sign appears to be from the 1950s or 1960s. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

These YMCA signs were mass-produced and there are several of them still scattered around the country. [map]

More Texas Signs:
various theatres

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