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Virginia Signs (page 4)

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Fountain Motel
Rustburg, VA
Blue Jay Motel
Salem, VA
The Fountain Motel sign is probably from the 1950s. [map]

The Blue Jay Motel sign is probably from the 1950s. These photos are from 2007. In 2011, the neon was removed and the sign was painted over in blue and white. The details are gone. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Brookfield Plaza [gone]
Springfield, VA
Dr Pepper [gone]
Verona, VA
The Brookfield Plaza sign appeared to be from the 1950s or 1960s. This photo is from 2005. By 2012, the sign had been replaced with another sign with backlit plastic letters. The shopping center is still there and goes by the same name.

This Dr Pepper sign was built in the late 1940s and preceded the famous sign in Roanoke. This one was originally located at a bottling plant in Roanoke. It was moved to the bottling plant in Verona around 1981. That building was vacant when this photo was taken in 2008. It disappeared a few years later.

Virginia Beach:
Beach Carousel Motel [vintage; gone]

Rip Van Winkle Motel
Warrenton, VA

The Rip Van Winkle Motel started out with just cabins in the 1930s. The motel also had another sign in the 1950s. These photos are from 2010. By 2015, the rooftop sign on the right had been repainted. For more, see this website. [map]

OK Used Cars
Winchester, VA
Echo Village
Budget Motel
Winchester, VA
Tourist City Motel [gone]
Winchester, VA
This OK Used Cars sign is installed on a pole at Gasoline Alley Auto & Truck Sales. Although stripped of its original neon, the sign is still nicely maintained. For a more intact example, see this one in Colusa, CA. [map]

The Echo Village Budget Motel sign is probably from the 1950s. This photo is from 2010. By 2014, only the top panel still had neon. The other panels had been painted white or replaced. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Tourist City Motel sign appeared to be from the 1950s. It was originally painted green. This photo is from 2005. The sign was still there in 2009 but gone by 2014. For more, see this website.

Counts Drug
Wytheville, VA
The Counts Drug store opened in the 1950s. These signs are from then. [map]

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