California Signs (page 13)

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Me-N-Ed's Pizza Parlor
Lakewood, CA


Me-N-Ed's Pizza Parlor was established in 1958 in Fresno, CA. That location is still open and the sign there appears to be the original. There are now about 30 locations in California and four locations in Canada. The signs at this Lakewood location are probably from the 1960s. The pole sign was repainted in 2014. For more, see this website. [map]

Trade Winds Motel
Lakewood, CA
Color Corner
Lakewood, CA
Town House Motel
Lancaster, CA
The Trade Winds Motel sign is probably from the 1960s. [map]

The top part of the gigantic Color Corner shopping center sign no longer revolves. The neon letters are lit green at night. For more, see this website. [map]

The Town House Motel has been here since at least the 1950s. The sign appears to be from then. It was originally painted blue. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

More Lancaster Signs:
George's Cleaners

Silver Peso
Larkspur, CA
This Silver Peso opened in the 1940s. This sign is probably from then. This photo is from 2016. By 2020, the sign had been repainted yellow. For more, see this website. [map]

Los Angeles County Fair
La Verne, CA
La Paloma Mexican Restaurant
La Verne, CA
This Los Angeles County Fair sign was built in the early 1960s. After being in storage for many years, it was restored in 2008. It was installed at the Fairplex's northern gate. For more, see this website. [map]

The La Paloma Mexican Restaurant opened in 1966. This sign appears to be from then. [map]

La Verne, CA
Frank's Furniture
Lawndale, CA
Lee Vining Motel
Lee Vining, CA
This 7-Eleven sign is probably from the 1960s or 1970s. I don't know of any others like this with slanted "Eleven" text. There are similar vintage 7-Eleven signs in the San Jose, CA area. I suspect that this one is older than those. [map]

Frank's Furniture was established in 1946 and has grown to 11 locations. This sign appears to be from the 1950s. [map]

The Lee Vining Motel sign is probably from the 1950s. It is installed on top of a gas station canopy sign. The gas station which shares the lot with the motel has been converted into the motel's office. For more, see this website. [map]

More Lee Vining Signs:
El Mono Motel
Nicely's Restaurant

Friends' Liquor
Lindsay, CA
Pasquini's Fine Italian Food
Live Oak, CA
The Friends' Liquor sign may be from the 1950s or 1960s. For more, see this website. [map]

Pasquini's Fine Italian Food started out in 1925 with a gas station and grocery store. They began offering Italian dinners in the basement of their building. In 1933, they added a bar. This sign is probably from the 1950s. [map]

More Lindsay Signs:
Grove Theatre & Lindsay Theatre

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