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West Virginia Signs

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Mountaineer
Dry Cleaners
Beckley, WV
Tammy's
Dry Cleaning
Williamson, WV
General
Glass Company
Charleston, WV
Fountain
Hobby Center
Charleston, WV

The Mountaineer Dry Cleaners and Tammy's Dry Cleaning feature a Martinizing Dry Cleaning signs. These signs were mass-produced and there are several others still on display around the country. These signs are probably from the 1950s. The Mountaineer Dry Cleaners is still in operation. Tammy's Dry Cleaning is gone but this sign remains. [Mountaineer map]

The General Glass Company was established in 1944. This sign and building appear to be from the 1950s. [map]

The Fountain Hobby Center opened in 1947. This sign was installed then. This photo is from 2012. In 2013, the owner was granted a variance from the city to restore the sign. It was refurbished and reinstalled in 2014. In 2016, the store closed. It sounds like the sign will stay. For more, see this website. [map]

More Beckley:
Wash It Quick [map]

Bluefield:
Mountaineer Family Entertainment [map]

Magic Dry Cleaners
Charleston, WV
Magic Dry Cleaners opened in 1948 and these signs are probably from then. For more, see this website. [map]

More Charleston:
Young's Department Store

Turf Motel
Charles Town, WV
Feagans Jewelers
Charles Town, WV
Palace Center
Clarksburg, WV
Independent Order of Odd Fellows
Clarksburg, WV
The Turf Motel was built in the early 1950s. For more, see this website. [map]

Feagans Jewelers opened in 1953 and this is is probably from then. For more, see this website. [map]

The Palace Center originally read "Palace Furniture". The furniture store opened in 1899 and closed in the early 1980s. The sign was adapted for this office building. [map]

This Independent Order of Odd Fellows sign might be from the 1930s or 1940s. [map]

More Clarksburg:
Rocky's Shoe Shop [map]

Dyer's Drive-in
Cowen, WV
Dyer's Drive-in is now known as the Hilltop Diner but this sign remains. [map]

S.M. Kisner & Sons [gone]
Fairmont, WV
Elks Lodge
Fairmont, WV
S.M. Kisner & Sons was established in 1913. This sign was probably from the 1930s or 1940s. This photo is from 2012. By 2013, the business had closed and the sign was gone.

This Elks Lodge was built around 1925. This sign is probably from the 1950s. There was apparently a clock behind the Elk's head. I don't know if it was a functioning clock or if it just permanently read 11 o'clock like other Elks Lodge signs. [map]

Berdine's Five and Dime
Harrisville, WV
Frederick Hotel
Huntington, WV
Berdine's Five and Dime opened in 1908 and is still in operation. This backlit glass sign is from around that time. For more, see this website. [map]

The Frederick Hotel was built from 1905-1906. There were two huge hanging blade signs which are gone now. They were probably installed in the 1920s. In 2006, the hotel rooms were converted into apartments. This sign is probably from that renovation. It is lit at night. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Camden Park
Huntington, WV
Chandler's Plywood Products
Huntington, WV
George H. Wright Company [gone]
Huntington, WV
The Camden Park sign is from the late 1940s or early 1950s. There was a smaller neon sign of a roller skating woman where the message board is now. It was removed when the skating rink burned down in 1996. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Chandler's Plywood Products was established in 1935. This sign is probably from the 1950s. The red part of the sign read "Plywood Products" originally. This photo is from 2012. By 2012, the red panel had been replaced with a new backlit plastic panel. For more, see this website. [map]

The George H. Wright Company men's clothing store appeared to still be in business when this photo was taken in 2012. This sign might be from the 1950s. Around 2016, the store moved and the sign disappeared.

VFW
Martinsburg, WV
Morgantown
Florist [gone]
Morgantown, WV
Masonic Lodge
Mount Hope, WV
Peerless Laundry
Mullens, WV
This VFW sign may be from the 1950s. It is lit at night. For more, see this website. [map]

The Morgantown Florist was long gone when this photo was taken in 2012 but the sign remained. By 2014, it was gone.

This Masonic Lodge sign in Mount Hope is probably from the 1950s or earlier. [map]

The Peerless Laundry is long gone but this sign remains. [map]

Clay's
Smoke House
Oak Hill, WV
Masonic Temple
Parkersburg, WV
The Clay's Smoke House sign is probably from the 1940s or 1950s. [map]

This Masonic Temple in Parkersburg was built in 1903. This sign might be from the 1950s. [map]

Ford Tractor
Seneca Rocks, WV
Minnich's
Flowers and Gifts
Webster Springs, WV
Hotel & Restaurant
Webster Springs, WV
This Ford Tractor sign is installed on the abandoned Seneca Motor Company building. I don't know if Ford tractors were ever sold here or if this sign was just installed as decoration long after the dealership closed. For more, see this website. [map]

Minnich's Flowers and Gifts is still in business. This sign is probably from the 1950s or earlier. [map]

This unidentified Hotel & Restaurant is gone. This sign appears to be from the 1930s. Does anyone know what the hotel's name was? [map]

Buch and
Donovan Drugs
Wheeling, WV
Marsh Wheeling Stogies
Wheeling, WV
Buch and Donovan Drugs opened in 1921. This sign is most likely from then. The drug store is gone but this sign remains. The business there now is Lynn Buch Interiors. [map]

This Marsh Wheeling Stogies sign remains although the plant has been closed since 2001. The company was established in 1840 and moved to this building in 1908. I don't know when the neon sign was built. For more, see this website. [map]

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