Los Angeles Signs (page 3)

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Weber Baking Co.
Los Angeles, CA
Golden Gopher
Los Angeles, CA
This Weber Baking Co. sign is mounted on the roof of the company's former bakery. The sign was built in the 1950s. It measures approximately 28 feet by 19 feet and originally flashed with bulbs and neon. For more, see this website. [map]

The Golden Gopher opened in 1905 as the Golden Sun Saloon. It reopened in 2004 as the Golden Gopher. I assume this entire sign is from then. [map]

Broadway Bar
Los Angeles, CA
The Broadway Bar opened in 2005. This sign is modern. [map]

Philippe the Original
Los Angeles, CA
Philippe the Original was established in 1908. The restaurant claims to have invented the French Dipped sandwich, by accident, in 1918. These signs were probably built in 1927 when new owners took over the restaurant. In 1951, the restaurant moved and brought these signs along. There is also a parking sign on the side of the building and a neon clock inside. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Capitol Burgers [gone]
Los Angeles, CA
Mexican Restaurant
Los Angeles, CA
Crystal House
Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Mama Shelter
Los Angeles, CA
Capitol Burgers inexplicably paid tribute to Sacramento in this plastic sign. The business closed in 2019 and the sign was removed in 2021.

The Talpa Mexican Restaurant sign features a politically incorrect snoozing Mexican man. [map]

The Crystal House Apartments were built in 1963 and this sign is probably from then. [map]

This YMCA was built in 1928. This sign might be from then or possibly the 1930s. [map]

The Mama Shelter boutique hotel occupies the former Hotel Wilcox which was built in 1926. This sign was built in 2015 when Mama Shelter opened. The scaffolding was already there from the original panel sign. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Don Antonio's
Los Angeles, CA
2008: 2013: 2019:
Don Antonio's opened in 1982. This sign must be from then. In 2017, the sign crashed to the ground. By 2018, a replica sign with new panels and neon was created. [map]

Meltdown Comics [gone]
Los Angeles, CA
Mini Melt Too [gone]
Los Angeles, CA
Prayer Changes Things
Los Angeles, CA
Meltdown Comics opened in 1993. The signs featured the stores' alien mascot, "Mel." The character was designed by cartoonist Dan Clowes. The sign at the original location was obviously installed on top of a pre-existing sign. This store closed in 2018. "Mel" is gone now and the sign has been painted over for a new tenant.

Mini Melt Too was the second location of Meltdown Comics. There is another comic store there now and this sign is gone.

This Prayer Changes Things sign is installed on the side of the Belasco Theatre. The theatre was built in 1926. It was purchased by the Immanuel Gospel Temple in 1950 and converted into a church. This sign was added at that time. The theatre has since been converted into a performing arts venue but the Prayer sign remains. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Sarno's Caffe dell'Opera
Los Angeles, CA
Sarno's Caffe dell'Opera opened in 1946 and closed in 2000. It is best remembered for its bakery and opera singers. This sign is still there because a family member owns the building. The space is now occupied BlackRose LA, a restaurant/bar with live performances. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Islander Motel
Los Angeles, CA
The Islander Motel was built in 1937 as Albert's Auto Court Hotel. These signs were installed then. The pole sign was later adapted to read "Albert's Motel Drive-in." It was adapted again when it was renamed the Islander Motel and a bulb arrow was added. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

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