Clock Signs (page 3)

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Rio Grande
Department Store
El Paso, TX
J.W. Davis Builder
& Real Estate
Lexington, KY
Eastland Center
Louisville, KY
Yellow Cab Co. [gone]
St. Joseph, MO
The Rio Grande Department Store sign originally advertised for the State National Bank. The top circle may have been a temperature clock. [map]

The clock on the J.W. Davis Builder & Real Estate sign was still working when this photo was taken in 2010. I assume the top part of the sign was some sort of landscaped scene with a house. Does anyone know what it was? [map]

The Eastland Center is a pretty bleak-looking shopping mall. This sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

This Yellow Cab Co. location was long-gone but this sign remained for many years. It was gone by 2018. I believe these signs were mass-produced but I don't know of any others like this that are left.

C&C Electric Co.
Shreveport, LA
Guy L. McNutt Insurance
Rosenberg, TX
Kenosha Glass
Service [gone]
Kenosha, WI
Le Esther's Lamp Shop
Kenosha, WI
The C&C Electric Co. was established in 1946. This sign might be from then or the 1950s. Since 2019, this building has housed C&C Mercantile & Lighting. I think it closed in 2021 but the sign is still there. [map]

The Guy L. McNutt Insurance sign appears to be from the 1940s or 1950s. [map]

The Kenosha Glass Service neon sign was built in 1964 by the Kenosha Sign Co. The revolving clock and temperature indicator were added later. The hands were removed because it was too time-consuming to keep changing the time and fixing them. In 2018, the signs were removed due to road expansion. The signs were sold to a collector in Iowa.

Le Esther's Lamp Shop was established by Leo and Esther Meyer in 1938. This sign might be from then or slightly later. [map]

Natalia's Cafe
Camas, WA
Cadillac Fence & Supply Co. [gone]
Detroit, MI
The Natalia's Cafe sign previously advertised for the Ideal Corner Cafe. Natalia's Cafe has been here since 2003. The sign is probably from the 1950s. [map]

The Cadillac Fence & Supply Co. building had been vacant for many years but these signs were still there when these photos were taken in 2011. By 2013, the signs were gone.

Hotel [gone]
Vancouver, BC
Market Basket
Lowell, MA
Lisska Bar & Grill
Columbus, OH
Adler Frames
St. Louis, MO
Miller Electric
Omaha, NE
The Balmoral Hotel opened in 1912. There was a smaller sign there originally. This sign was from the early 1930s. The letters originally had incandescent bulbs. The clock and neon had not operated for years. The hotel closed in 2017 and the building is going to be demolished. In 2022, the sign was removed and put in storage. The City has decided to destroy it. For more, see this website.

This Market Basket is still there but this sign is gone. It was removed in 2011 just a few days after this photo was taken. The sign was located in the Sunrise Shopping Center. One of the still-functioning clocks was saved and is now in a private collection.

The Lisska Bar & Grill sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

In 2006, the Adler Frames building was converted into lofts and a restaurant. This sign remains. The 1918 building was originally used for printing. The sign is probably from the 1950s. For more, see this website. [map]

The Miller Electric Company was established in 1912. This sign appears to be from the 1950s or 1960s. It has one dial for the clock and one for the temperature. For more, see this website. [map]

Oasis Liquor
Paw Paw, MI
Oil & Gas
Graham, TX
Baggett Pharmacy
Kingston, TN
Kankakee Glass
Bradley, IL
This Oasis Liquor sign was built in 2010. It is a replica of the original sign from the 1950s. The owners decided to replace the rusting, original sign since it was far cheaper than restoring it. The original sign was donated to the American Sign Museum in Cincinnati. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Pitcock Oil & Gas is still in business. The sign's clock and thermometer no longer work. [map]

The Baggett Pharmacy sign appears to be pre-1950s. I believe the neon is still lit but the clock does not work. For more, see this website. [map]

Kankakee Glass was originally located in Kankakee, IL. When the business moved in 2008, this sign was brought along. The neon and clock still work. [map]

Cox Florist [gone]
Mineral Wells, TX
The Cox Florist sign was probably from at least the 1950s. The neon was only installed on one side since this sign was located on a one-way street. This photo is from 2011. The sign was still there in 2013. By 2018, the flower shop was going by a different name. The text panel was removed but the clock is still there.

Spencer's Grill
Kirkwood, MO
Martinsburg, WV
Peerless Laundry
Mullens, WV
Spencer's Grill opened in 1941. The restaurant moved to this location in 1947 and this sign and clock were built in 1948. The sign was built by Kirn Signs. For more, see this website. [map]

This VFW sign may be from the 1950s. It is lit at night. For more, see this website. [map]

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

former Woody's Drive-in
Eugene, OR
Shopping Center
Wyckoff, NJ
Lancaster Kiest
Shopping Center [gone]
Dallas, TX
Woody's Drive-in opened in the early 1950s as Woody's Sooper Pup. By the mid-1950s, it was known as Woody's Drive-in. Later, the sign was moved to another location and the restaurant was known as Woody's Diner and/or Woody's Around the Clock. The restaurant closed in the early 1990s. The building has housed Chao Pra Ya Thai Cuisine and the sign was adapted by 2008. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Wyckoff Shopping Center was built in 1955. The sign's clock works and the neon is lit at night. For more, see this website. [map]

The Lancaster Kiest Shopping Center was built in 1960. This photo is from 2011. By 2014, the sign was gone.

Hi-Hat Cleaners
Oakland, CA
2008: 2014:
The Hi-Hat Cleaners sign is probably from the 1950s. Sometime after 2012, the sign was repainted and the neon removed. The letters on the building were also removed in 2014. [map]

Norton, VA
Strahm Automation and Mailing Services
Kansas City, MO
This Coca-Cola sign was built in 1936. It was probably produced by Federal Electric. I have not seen a Coca-Cola sign like this before. It may have been unique. There must have been a restaurant here when the sign was installed. There is a gift shop below the sign now. In 2018, the sign was removed for restoration by Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated in Charlotte, NC. It was reinstalled in 2019. [map]

The Strahm Automation and Mailing Services sign was probably built in the 1950s. It originally advertised for the Smith-Grieves Co., a printing and mailing company. Around 1998, Strahm bought Smith-Grieves and reworked the sign. It was restored in 2010. Last year, Strahm was sold to Lineage Mailing Services but the sign remains the same and is still lit at night. [night photo thanks Lee Ann Buehler] [map]

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