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Fort Worth Signs

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Woodard
Builders Supply
Fort Worth, TX
Crest Motel [gone]
Fort Worth, TX
M.L. Leddy's
Boots & Saddlery
Fort Worth, TX
Peter Bros. Hats
Fort Worth, TX
Woodard Builders Supply was established in 1936. This sign is probably from then. It appears that when the company moved to this modern location, this sign was brought along. For more, see this website. [map]

The Crest Motel is still there but this sign has been replaced with a plastic sign.

M.L. Leddy's Boots & Saddlery has been making world-famous custom boots and saddles here since 1941. The red text sign is probably from then. The boot sign might be from the 1950s. For more, see this website. There is another boot sign like this in San Angelo, TX. There was another location with a boot sign in Grand Prairie, TX. [map]

Peter Bros. Hats has been in business since 1911. The company moved to this building in 1933. This sign is probably from the 1950s. The neon has been removed. A plastic panel depicting a cowboy is now missing from the top of the sign. For more, see this website. [map]

Landmark
Lodge Motel
Fort Worth, TX
2011: 2017:
The Landmark Lodge Motel sign has been here since at least 1958. It was built by the Acers Sign Co. The arrow was added to the sign later. The neon was removed from the arrow around 2014. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Euro American
Motorcars
Fort Worth, TX
Red Goose Shoe Store
Fort Worth, TX
Euro American Motorcars was established in 1988. This sign must have been adapted from a previous business, possibly another used car dealership. [map]

The Red Goose Shoe Store building was built in 1903. It later housed Solomon's Juvenile Shoe Store. The building is now occupied by the Red Goose Saloon. The sign is probably from the 1940s or 1950s. These Red Goose Shoe signs were mass-produced. There are a handful of them on display around the country including these in Leesburg, VA, Port Gibson, MS, and Las Vegas, NV (originally in St. Paul, MN). I don't know of any other examples of this particular design. For more, see this website. [map]

Ace Cleaners
Fort Worth, TX
Coburn's Cafeteria & Catering
Fort Worth, TX
The Ace Cleaners sign appears to be from the 1940s or 1950s. [map]

Coburn's Cafeteria & Catering was established in 1946 as Coburn's Catering Service. This sign is probably from the 1950s. There is no longer a cafeteria but the catering business is still in operation. There was previously a neon pole sign located across the street which advertised for the cafeteria. [map]

Peters Shoes
Fort Worth, TX
Champion
Spring Service
Fort Worth, TX
Standard Spring
& Axle Co.
Dallas, TX
Weaver Spring
& Brake Service
Hutchins, TX
This Peters Shoes sign is located inside Marc's Garage. It appears to be from the 1940s or 1950s. [map]

Champion Spring Service has been here since 1928. This sign is probably from the 1940s or 1950s. It features a leaf spring and a shock absorber. [map]

The Standard Spring & Axle Co. was established in 1918. This sign is nearly identical to the one at Champion Spring Service Fort Worth. It must have been built by the same sign company. [map]

Weaver Spring & Brake Service was established in 1929. This sign is close enough in design that I suspect that this shop was related to the Champion Spring and Standard Spring shops. If any others were built like these, I don't believe they are still on display. [map]

Joe Daiches Credit Jewelers
Fort Worth, TX
Rocket Club
Fort Worth, TX
Joe Daiches Credit Jewelers opened in 1929. The store moved in 2010 but these signs were still there in 2015. This photo is from 2011. [map]

The Rocket Club was built in the 1940s and has been closed for many years. This sign remains on the roof. After the club closed, the building was used as a skating rink, an indoor go-kart track, and a furniture store. It now houses a muffler shop. For more, see this website. [map]

W.F. Laurence Fine Flowers
Fort Worth, TX
Santa Fe
Fort Worth, TX
W.F. Laurence Fine Flowers is gone but this sign remains. [map]

The Santa Fe sign is installed on the roof of the former Santa Fe Freight Station. The station was built in 1938 and now houses the University of Texas at Arlington's Fort Worth Education Center. I don't know when this sign was built originally but it has been restored. For more, see this website. [map]

Vandervoort's Dairy
Fort Worth, TX
College Cleaners
Fort Worth, TX
Robinson's Bar-B-Que
Fort Worth, TX
Vandervoort's Dairy now produces dairy products for Kroger Foods. This sign is probably from the 1950s. [map]

The College Cleaners sign appears to be from the 1950s. The store is closed but this sign remains. [map]

Robinson's Bar-B-Que opened in 1985. I don't know if this sign was built then or adapted from another business. [map]

Williams
Ranch House
Bar-B-Q [gone]
Fort Worth, TX
B&B Cut Rate
Liquor [gone]
Fort Worth, TX
Quickway Liquor [gone]
Fort Worth, TX
Jack Starr
Cut Rate Liquor
Fort Worth, TX
Sammie's Bar-B-Q
Fort Worth, TX
The Williams Ranch House Bar-B-Q restaurant had been closed for years when this photo was taken in 2008. Around 2010, the Country Kitchen opened here. This windmill is still there but the Willams sign panels are gone.

The B&B Cut Rate Liquor sign was probably built in the 1950s or 1960s. The liquor store is gone and the building now houses a hair salon. In 2013, the neon was removed from the sign and it was adapted for Sam Salon. [map]

This sign's tacked on panel indicates that Quickway Liquor must not have been the original name of this business. This photo is from 2011. By 2014, only the shape remains. The neon and bulbs were removed from the sign and it was painted white. Backlit plastic letters for the Beach Pain Center were added to the panels.

The Jack Starr Cut Rate Liquor also appears to be from the 1950s. I'm told this sign originally read Ward's Cut Rate Liquor. [map]

Sammie's Bar-B-Q was established in 1946. This is is probably from the 1950s. [map]

Oasis Liquor
Fort Worth, TX
Bob Davis Fence Company
Fort Worth, TX
Sally's Flower Shoppe
Fort Worth, TX
Oasis Liquor is now known as the J&G Oasis Beverage Center. This sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

The Bob Davis Fence Company was established in 1946. This sign might be from then. It was restored around 2016. The neon is now protected behind clear plastic panels. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Sally's Flower Shoppe sign is probably from the 1950s. The neon has been missing since at least 2007. The store closed in 2016 but this sign remains. For more, see this website. [map]

Ashburn's Ice Cream
Fort Worth, TX
Kirby's Radiator Service
Fort Worth, TX
Furr's
Fort Worth, TX
former
Clover Drive In
Fort Worth, TX
Ashburn's Ice Cream had stores in Dallas, Fort Worth, Denison, Sherman, Hurst, Haltom City, and Arlington. There were 12 stores in Dallas. This store opened in 1927. It closed around the late 1980s but this sign remains. It appears to be from the 1940s or 1950s. [map]

Kirby's Radiator Service was established in 1948. This sign is probably from then. The business is still in operation [map]

The first Furr's restaurant opened in 1946 in Hobbs, NM. Over the years, dozens of locations were built in Texas, New Mexico, Arkansas, Arizona, and Oklahoma. The chain has been sold to many different parent companies. I don't know how old this location is but these giant disc-shaped, neon signs are very rare now. [map]

This former Clover Drive In was the first of at least six locations in the Fort Worth chain. This location was definitely open by 1961 and probably opened in the 1950s. The sign was later repurposed for the OmniAmerican Bank. The building now houses the Southside Bank. The only other Clover sign that's left is the remains of this one. For more, see this website. [map]

Perrone Pharmacy
Fort Worth, TX
The Perrone Pharmacy opened in 1952. These signs appear to be from then. [map]

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Hoots TV [map]
Rox-Ex Exterminating Company
Vivian Courtney's Restaurant [gone]

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