Alabama Signs (page 2)

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Simpson's Florist
Decatur, AL
Big Bob Gibson's
Decatur, AL
Simpson's Florist opened in 1957 with this sign. Shortly after this photo was taken in 2010, the sign was restored. [map]

Big Bob Gibson's Bar-B-Q was established in 1925 when Bob Gibson began selling barbecue in his backyard. This restaurant was built in 1952 and the sign was created then. [map]

More Decatur Signs:
Masonic Lodge

Wholesale [gone]
Dothan, AL
Bee-Line Motel [gone]
Dothan, AL
Barrentine Fish Market & Oyster Bar
Dothan, AL
Carmichael Wholesale was long gone but this sign remained. It appeared to be from the 1950s. Since 2018, the building has housed the Mural City Coffee Company. In 2022, the sign was adapted for that business. It now has backlit plastic letters. [map]

The Bee-Line Motel is located on the Bee-Line Highway. The sign appears to be from the 1950s or 1960s. These photos are from 2007. The sign was still intact in 2019. However, by 2020, the top panel with the bee and the tall arrow were gone. There were only letters for "MOTEL" on one side.

The Barrentine Fish Market & Oyster Bar opened in the mid-1940s. This sign might be from then or maybe the 1950s. [map]

Dora Signs:
Lucky Shopping Center

Lake Eufaula
Motor Lodge
Eufaula, AL
Banks & Co. Hardware
Eutaw, AL
The Lake Eufaula Motor Lodge was built in the 1960s and this sign was built then. For more, see this website. [map]

Banks & Co. Hardware was founded in 1889. Evidently, the company closed this location at some point and left these two signs behind. The company is still in business just up the street. I don't know if they moved or operated out of both buildings at the same time. Both of these privilege signs were mass-produced and are probably from the 1950s. [map]

Chat N Chew
Florence, AL
Masonic Lodge
Florence, AL
H.M. Freeman Motors
Gadsden, AL
The Chat N Chew Drive-in sign might be from the 1960s. For more, see this website. [map]

The Masonic Lodge sign in Florence might be the tallest one I have ever seen. [map]

H.M. Freeman Motors is a still operating used car lot. [map]

More Florence Signs:

Fort Payne Signs:
Masonic Lodge

More Gadsden Signs:
Physicians Apothecary [map]

Gordon Signs:
Bonfire Club [gone]

Guntersville Signs:
Marshall Masonic Lodge

Hayden Signs:
Top Hat Barbecue

Buster Miles Ford Chevrolet
Heflin, AL
2007: 2020:
Buster Miles Ford Chevrolet was founded in Anniston, AL in 1947 as Miles Motors and sold used cars. In 1952, Buster Miles bought the Chevrolet/Oldsmobile dealership in Heflin and kept the signs. The dealership moved to a new location in 2008 and this Chevrolet sign was moved inside. The OK Used Cars sign is displayed at the former dealership which now houses the Buster Miles Collision Center. No one at the dealership or body shop knows what became of the Oldsmobile sign. [first photo thanks Tim Ross] [map]

Whirlpool Appliances
Heflin, AL
This vacuum form Whirlpool Appliances sign is probably from the 1960s. The business is long gone. [map]

Huntsville Signs:
Governors Drive Cleaners
Plamor Lanes

Leeds Signs:
Dixie Dairy Kreme [vintage; gone]

Korbet's Square
Mobile, AL
Hoffman Furniture Co.
Mobile, AL
Korbet's Square was built on the former site of Korbet's Restaurant which operated from 1949-1995. This sign might have been adapted. [map]

The Hoffman Furniture Co. was established in 1922 and is still in business. This sign might be from the 1950s. For more, see this website. [map]

Blue Bird Hardware
& Seed Store [gone]
Mobile, AL
Motel [gone]
Mobile, AL
The Blue Bird Hardware & Seed Store was vacant but this sign was still there when this photo was taken in 2010. It was still there in 2011 but gone by 2013. The original owners have the sign in storage. In 2017, it was announced that the sign would be replicated and installed on the building after it was renovated. The site would be known as Blue Bird Square. However, that did not happen. Around 2020, a small monument sign for multiple tenants was installed with a plastic bluebird at the top.

This photo of the Taylor Motel sign is from 2005. By 2010, the motel had replaced this with a boring, plastic box sign.

Olsson Motel
Mobile, AL
The Olsson Motel sign on the left might be from the 1940s. The larger sign is probably from the 1950s. The neon circle with rays piece was added to the larger sign sometime in the 1960s. The top neon ray appeared to have broken off. That panel was gone by 2021. For more, see this website. [map]

Kelly's Cleaners [gone]
Mobile, AL
Port Gibson Cleaners
Mobile, AL
Kelly's Cleaners was established in 1947. This location was built in 1968. The signs were probably from then. The store closed and the signs were removed around 2021. The building has a nice mid-century modern canopy.

I don't know when this Port City Cleaners opened. There are a few other locations in town. It's possible that this location was originally a Kelly's Cleaners and the sign was adapted. If not, perhaps this is a copycat sign. [map]

More Mobile Signs:
Beverly Motel [gone]
Safety Wearhouse

Montgomery Signs:
Doby's Hotel Court: 1, 2 [vintage; gone]
Montgomery Shoe Factory

Muscle Shoals Signs:
WLAY Radio

Oneonta Signs:
McCurry Furniture

Smith T Building Supply
Opelika, AL
Candlelight Motel
Ozark, AL
Smith T Building Supply opened here in 1931. This privilege sign for B.L.P. Paint is probably from the 1950s. [map]

The Candlelight Motel sign is probably from the 1950s. For more, see this website. [map]

Oxford Signs:
Samantha Motel [vintage; gone]

Pell City Steak House
Pell City, AL
Masonic Lodge [gone]
Piedmont, AL
Pine Lake
Motel [gone]
Pike Road, AL
The Pell City Steak House sign is also probably from the 1950s. For more, see this website. [map]

The Lozahatchee Masonic Lodge sign was probably from the 1950s. It was still there in 2018 but gone by 2020.

The Pine Lake Motel opened in 1957 and this sign was probably from then. The sign had been painted various colors over the years. There was probably a Holiday Inn style star projecting from the green post of this sign originally. The sign was removed in 2013. For more, see this website.

Pinson Signs:
Price's Drugs

Carter Drug Company
Selma, AL
The Carter Drug Company opened in 1924. The original sign had text identifying them as a Walgreen Agency. This sign might be from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

traffic light sign
Selma, AL
traffic light sign
Sylacauga, AL
2010: 2020: 2010: 2020:
These traffic light signs originally advertised for the Stop-N-Go Self Service Car Wash chain which was established in the 1960s. There was a stop light inside the car wash to indicate when to enter and exit the tunnel. I don't believe there are any surviving locations. The signs revolved and the colored lights changed. Both of these photos are from 2010. The Selma sign was still there in 2017. However, the panels have been missing since at least 2013. [Selma map]; [Sylacauga map]

More Selma Signs:
Pancake House

Sheffield Signs:
Elite Shop
Stephano's Southland

Byrd Drug Company
Troy, AL
The Byrd Drug Company opened in 1940. This Coca-Cola privilege sign is probably from the 1950s. The Byrd Drug sign is in the neon extension sign section here. [map]

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