Indiana Ice Cream

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Chocolate Moose [gone]
Bloomington, IN
Polly's Freeze
Georgetown, IN
The Chocolate Moose opened in 1933 as May's Cafe. In 1949, it became the Penguin. The A-frame building is from 1957. The name was changed to the Chocolate Moose in 1983. In 2016, the A-frame building was demolished. The business moved to the building next door.

Polly's Freeze opened in 1952. This sign was built at that time. The owners, Elmer and Pauline Gleitz, chose the image of a parrot since the wife went by the nickname of "Polly." The parrot is similar to the one that appears on Poll-Parrot Shoe signs. The sign has always been maintained. The parrot is outlined with green and orange neon. "Polly's" is lit with yellow neon and "Freeze" is lit with pink. The parrot is about ten feet tall. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Frosty Boy
Michigan City, IN
This Frosty Boy location is probably from the late 1970s. The chain originated in Australia and has other locations in Michigan. The pole sign at this location appears to be gone now. [map]

Zaharako's Confectionery
Columbus, IN
Zaharako's Confectionery opened in 1900 as an ice cream parlor and candy store. It closed in 2006 and there was little hope of it reopening. The incredible 1908 pipe organ was sold off while the original fixtures gathered dust. Miraculously, the place was restored and reopened in 2009. The pristine and original interior features stools, onyx and marble counters, stained glass, display cases, and tin ceilings. The organ was repurchased and restored. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, and 4. [map]

More Indiana:
Mrs Curl Ice Cream Shop (Greenwood) [map]
Frosty Boy Drive-in (New Palestine)
former Zip & Sip (Oakland City)

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