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El Paso Signs

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Sun Valley Motel [gone]
El Paso, TX
San Pedro
Thrifty Pharmacy
El Paso, TX
The Sun Valley Motel was built in 1953. This sign was probably from then. It was removed in 2015. For more, see this website.

The San Pedro Thrifty Pharmacy has been here since 1918. This sign features Saint Peter's (San Pedro's) symbol: the key to heaven's gate. It has probably been refurbished a bit. The add-on "pharmacy" letters might have been added later. [map]

Cortez Motel
El Paso, TX
2008: 2017:
The Cortez Motel sign is probably from the 1950s. For more, see this website. [map]

Hawaiian Royale Motel
El Paso, TX
Barrel House
El Paso, TX
El Paso
Natural Gas Company
El Paso, TX
Coral Motel
El Paso, TX
The Hawaiian Royale Motel has been here since at least the 1960s. The sign had more neon originally. It was repainted between 2008 and 2012 (first and second photos above). For more, see this website. [map]

The Barrel House liquor store sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

This flame sign is located downtown on the roof of the El Paso Natural Gas Company building. It is also known as the Blue Flame Building. In 1996, the company moved to Houston and is now known as the El Paso Corporation. This sign was built in 1955 and was lit from the inside. It predicted the weather like the Weather Ball in Flint, MI. El Paso's "Weather Flame" is 21 feet tall and made of plexiglas and stainless steel. It was lit red for warmer weather, gold for cooler weather, and blue for no change. It flickered to warn of wind, rain, or snow. For more, see this website. [map]

The Coral Motel sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

American Printing
El Paso, TX
Hotel Gardner
El Paso, TX
Angelus Cleaners
El Paso, TX
American Printing is gone but this sign remains. The sign appears to be from the 1940s or 1950s. [map]

The Hotel Gardner was built in 1922. This sign might be from the 1930s or 1940s. For more, see this website. [map]

The Angelus Cleaners sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. For more, see this website. [map]

Sunbeam Bread
El Paso, TX
2008: 2017:
This Sunbeam Bread sign is maintained by the Flowers Baking Co. The channel letters probably contained neon at one time. Sometime after 2015, the sign had been repainted and the girl was gone. [map]

De Soto Hotel
El Paso, TX
Bella Napoli
Restaurant [gone]
El Paso, TX
Gran Mercado
El Paso, TX
Starr
Western Wear
El Paso, TX
State Line
El Paso, TX
Side Door
El Paso, TX
The De Soto Hotel was built in 1905. This sign is probably from the 1940s or 1950s. [map]

The Bella Napoli Restaurant opened in 1963 and this sign was probably from then. This photo is from 2012. In 2015, the restaurant closed and the sign was removed. The restaurant reopened at another location later that year.

The Gran Mercado sign is probably from the 1950s. Does anyone know what business it promoted originally? [map]

Starr Western Wear opened in 1964 and this sign may be from then. [map]

The State Line is part of the County Line Restaurant chain which was established in Austin in 1975. There are nearly identical signs in Austin and San Antonio. This El Paso sign reads "State Line" instead of "County Line". For more, see this website. [map]

The Side Door Liquor Store is part of the State Line restaurant. It is a modern sign. [map]

Sorrento
Italian Restaurant
El Paso, TX
L&J Cafe
El Paso, TX

The Sorrento Italian Restaurant opened in 1950. This sign is probably from then. For more, see this website. [map]

The L&J Cafe opened in 1927 as Tony's Place. It was renamed the L&J Cafe in 1968. The sign appears to be from the 1950s or 1960s. For more, see this website. [map]

King's X Bar
El Paso, TX
Italian Kitchen
El Paso, TX
The King's X Bar opened in 1963. This sign is probably from then. For more, see this website. [map]

The Italian Kitchen opened in 1948. These signs might be from then or shortly thereafter. For more, see this website. [map]

Cappetto's Italian Restaurant
El Paso, TX
Robin Hood Estates for Mobile Homes
El Paso, TX
Cappetto's Italian Restaurant opened in 1956 and this sign is probably from then. The top part of the sign is studded with bulbs which must have flashed originally. The restaurant closed in 2014. For more, see this website. [map]

The Robin Hood Estates for Mobile Homes was built in 1960. This sign appears to be from then. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

National Bakery
El Paso, TX
Kansas Bakery
El Paso, TX
Gold Chain Flour
El Paso, TX
Baker Glass
El Paso, TX
The National Bakery sign is probably from the 1940s or 1950s. It had neon originally. This "steppin' out" character was used for a variety of business signs around the country. [map]

The Kansas Bakery sign is probably from the 1950s. [map]

Gold Chain Flour was established by the 1930s. The company may be far older than that. This sign might be from the 1950s. [map]

Baker Glass was established in 1962. This sign appears to be from then. [map]

American
Furniture Co.
El Paso, TX
Rio Grande
Department Store
El Paso, TX
The American Furniture Co. was founded in 1902. This sign has been here since at least the early 1950s. It has a temperature clock on both sides. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Rio Grande Department Store sign originally advertised for the State National Bank. The top circle may have been a temperature clock. [map]

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