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Florida Signs (page 8)

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Hellas Restaurant
Tarpon Springs, FL
Sherwin-Williams
Paints
Titusville, FL
Southway Plaza
Titusville, FL
Wade's Motor Inn
Titusville, FL
The Hellas Restaurant opened in 1970. This sign appears to be from then. [map]

The Sherwin-Williams Paint sign hangs above a Playalinda Brewing Company location. The building was built in 1913 for the Titusville Hardware Store which operated here until the early 1980s. I don't know if this sign was there before the store closed or if it was added as a nostalgic piece when the building was restored. The sign might be from the 1950s. For more, see this website. [map]

The Southway Plaza shopping center was built in 1965 and this sign appears to be from then. This same design was used for the Apopka Plaza sign in Apopka. [map]

Wade's Motor Inn was built in 1961 and this sign appears to be from then. For more, see this website. [map]

Hotpoint Appliances
Titusville, FL
2009: 2021:
The Hotpoint Appliances sign was installed in the 1950s for an appliance store. The building has housed many businesses after that. In 2015, the Hotpoint Boutique opened and had the sign's blue porcelain painted purple. The neon was restorede. The "Appliances" panel box at the bottom was replaced with a new one reading "Boutique". An LED red border border piece was added around the original sign panel. For more, see this website. [map]

More Titusville Signs:
American Police Hall of Fame [vintage; gone]

Sea Jay Motel
Treasure Island, FL
Thunderbird Beach Resort Hotel
Treasure Island, FL
Pirate
Treasure Island, FL
I believe the Sea Jay Motel was built in the 1950s. [map]

The Thunderbird Beach Resort Hotel was built in 1957. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, and 4. [map]

This Pirate sign was most likely the replacement for this sign. Even then, the pirate's chest was filled with oranges instead of gold. I don't know when either sign were built but the earlier sign was there by the 1960s. The panel with "Welcome to Treasure Island Florida" is gone now. The pirate represents Long John Silver, the fictional figure and symbol of Treasure Island. He was featured in the 1883 novel, Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson. For more, see this website. [map]

Vero Beach Signs:
Landmark Motor Lodge [vintage; gone]

Hotel Evernia
West Palm Beach, FL
Hall Hardware
West Palm Beach, FL
Palm Beach Kennel Club
West Palm Beach, FL
Queen's Lodge Motel & Apartments
West Palm Beach, FL
The Hotel Evernia was built in 1925 as the Hotel Enoree. This sign may be from slightly after that. In 1979, it was renamed the Hotel Evernia and the sign was adapted at that time. [map]

Hall Hardware opened in 1945. This sign is backlit plastic and is probably from the 1960s. There may have been a neon hammer sign here originally. [map]

The Palm Beach Kennel Club opened in 1932. This sign is probably from the 1960s. For more, see this website. [map]

The Queen's Lodge Motel & Apartments had been built by 1961. This sign was originally installed on the larger breezeblock panel on the left side of the motel. For more, see this website. [map]

More West Palm Beach Signs:
Nozzle Nolen Pest Control

Wildwood Signs:
Souvenir World [gone]

Dickson's Appliances
Winter Garden, FL
Andy's Drive-in
Winter Haven, FL
Skycraft Surplus
Winter Park, FL
(now Orlando, FL)
Dickson's Appliances is long gone but this sign remains. It is probably from the 1950s. [map]

Andy's Drive-in opened in 1951 as a Dairy Queen. It is officially known as Andy's Drive-In Restaurant and Igloo. The "igloo" is the ice cream take-out window on the side of the building. [map]

Skycraft Surplus opened in 1974 and features this UFO over the entrance. There are also two rockets mounted on the exterior wall. The store sells electronic parts, electrical supplies, hardware, and other stuff. In 2021, the UFO was removed. It will be restored and displayed at the new location in Orlando. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Holler Chevrolet
Winter Park, FL

Fairbanks Ave. [gone]
2010:

SR 436
2009:

2021:

The Holler Chevrolet dealership was established in 1938 in Orlando. By the mid-1950s, there were other locations in Sanford, Deland, and Winter Garden. The dealership moved to Fairbanks Ave. in Winter Park in 1966. These neon blade and OK signs probably came from another location. The other side of the "OK" sign read Save Dollars at Hollers. By 2006, that location had closed and the signs were removed by 2011. [photos thanks Tom Fawls]

The sign at the SR 436 location was originally installed at the Fairbanks Ave. location. It was probably built in 1966 when that location opened. It had been moved here by 2007. In 2009, the Holler Chevrolet lost its contract with General Motors and decided to focus on used cars. In 2010, the neon "Chevrolet" panel was replaced with a plastic panel reading "Driver's Mart." The "OK" and other plastic panels were also replaced. [map]

More Florida Signs:
Rexall Drug Stores (various cities)

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