Los Angeles Signs (page 6)

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Auto Park
Los Angeles, CA
Taft Building
Los Angeles, CA
The Auto Park sign is probably from the 1920s or 1930s. It may have been adapted from another business. However, the letters appear to be either be refurbished or replicas of the originals. The panels are made from ripple tin. There must have been text or a design at the top of the sign. [map]

The Taft Building was built in 1923 and this sign appears to be from then. It was the first high-rise office building built in Los Angeles. For more, see this website. [map]

Piccadilly Apartments
Los Angeles, CA
Parisian Florist [gone]
Los Angeles, CA
The Piccadilly Apartments were built in 1929. This sign was installed then or by 1931. For more, see this website. [map]

The Parisian Florist had been here since at least the 1920s. All of these signs had neon originally. The sign above the door had a neon rose at the center. The store moved to a new location in 2018 and these signs were removed. The signs were donated to the Museum of Neon Art in Glendale, CA. For more, see this website.

Mark Twain Hotel
Los Angeles, CA
Arwyn Manor
Los Angeles, CA
The Mark Twain Hotel was built in 1924. This sign may be from then. [map]

The Arwyn Manor apartment building was built in 1928. This rooftop sign was installed then. For more, see this website. [map]

Ancelle Apartments
Los Angeles, CA
Lee's Liquors
Los Angeles, CA
The Ancelle Apartments were built in 1926. These signs may be from then. The building was originally owned by Mary Pickford who used it as a hotel to house her movie crews. For more, see this website. [map]

Lee's Liquors opened in 1957. The sign was repainted sometime between 2009 and 2011. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Frolic Room
Los Angeles, CA
The Frolic Room opened around 1930. It was originally a private lounge for the Pantages Theatre located next door. In 1934, it opened officially as Freddy's Frolic Room. This sign was created by EPCO in 1958. [map]

El Cholo
Los Angeles, CA
El Cholo
La Habra, CA
El Cholo
Santa Monica, CA
The El Cholo restaurant was established as the Sonora Cafe in downtown Los Angeles in 1923. The name was changed to El Cholo in 1925. The restaurant's mascot was developed at that time. The downtown Los Angeles location opened in 1927. The lower text part of the sign may be from then. I don't know about the upper part of the sign. There is now another location downtown as well as other locations in Santa Monica and Irvine. [map]

The La Habra location opened in 1962. This sign was installed sometime between 2011 and 2015. It is similar to those at the other locations. For more, see this website. [map]

The El Cholo sign inside the Santa Monica location has a card next to it saying it is the "original sign from 1931". The ripple tin panels appear to be from the 1920s or 1930s. The Santa Monica location was built in 1997.

Hotel Barbizon
Los Angeles, CA
Sam's Hofbrau
Los Angeles, CA
The Hotel Barbizon was built in 1923. These signs appear to be from then. The building is now used for low income apartments. [map]

I believe Sam's Hofbrau opened in 1980. These signs appear to be from then. [map]

Theosophy Hall
Los Angeles, CA
Bigfoot Lodge
Los Angeles, CA
The Theosophy Hall was built in 1927. This sign appears to be from then. [map]

The Bigfoot Lodge opened in 1999. There was a plastic box sign here originally. There was an identical neon sign at the San Francisco location which opened in 2002. That location closed in 2013 and the sign is gone now. The neon sign at the Los Angeles location went up around 2014. I suspect it might be the one from San Francisco. [map]

More Los Angeles:
Alvarado Palms Motel
Ansonia Apartments
Asbury Apartments
Bekins Moving & Storage [gone]
former Bekins Moving & Storage
Bel Air Camera [gone]
Belasco Theatre
Bendix Building: 1, 2
Bradbury Building
Brent-Air Pool Supplies
Bryson Apartment Hotel
Castle Argyle Apartments
Chroni's Famous Sandwich Shop
DuBarry Apartments
El Royale Apartments
Felix Chevrolet
Fontenoy Apartments
George's Shoe Comfort & Repair
Gruen Watch
Halifax Apartments
Harut's Shoe Repair
Hollywood Sign
Hotel Bixby
Hotel Californian
Hotel Commodore
Hotel Knickerbocker
Hotel Normandie
Hotel Stratford
House of Spirits
Jack Stephan Plumbing [gone]
Jensen's Recreation Center
Jesus Saves
KRKD Radio Tower
Lido Apartments
Los Altos Hotel & Apartments
Manning's Coffee Store
Ojai Apartments
Paramount Pest Control
Park Wilshire Hotel
Roscoe's House of Chicken [gone]
Rosslyn Hotel
Saharan Motor Hotel: 1, 2 [gone]
Schwab's Restaurant [gone]
Southwest Bowl [gone]
The Broadway
The Darkroom
Tony's Shoe Repair
Town House
Vivian Apartments
Vogue Theatre
Western Exterminator
Wilshire Ebell Theatre
Wilshire Royale Hotel

various theatres

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