Georgia Signs (page 2)

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Smalley's Animal Hospital
Dublin, GA
Old Clinton Bar-B-Q
Gray, GA
Florist [gone]
Hahira, GA
Smalley's Animal Hospital is still in operation. This photo is from 2009. At some point between 2014 and 2016, the top panel with the dog was gone. It was back by 2018 and had been repainted. [map]

The Old Clinton Bar-B-Q opened in 1958 and continues to operate out of the original building. This original sign was repainted sometime after 2004. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Goldleaf Florist has been closed since the 1980s but this sign was still there when this photo was taken in 2010. It looks like the sign advertised for a motel or something else originally. This sign was still there in 2014 but gone by 2016.

Eatonton Signs:
Uncle Remus Museum

Forest Park Signs:
Carter's Cleaners [map]

Chapman Drug Company
Hapeville, GA
Masonic Temple
Hapeville, GA
Nu-Way Weiners
Macon, GA
The Chapman Drug Company has been around since the 1920s and still features a soda fountain. [map]

The Masonic Temple is next door to Chapman Drug and features a nice neon sign. For more, see this website. [map]

The original Nu-Way Weiners location opened here downtown in 1916. There are now nine other locations in the Macon area. The neon sign was built 1937 and is believed to be the oldest still-functioning neon sign in Macon. The owners George and Harry Andros intentionally misspelled the word "wiener" as "weiner" to attract attention. Another story is that the spelling was a mistake on the sign maker's part. These photos are from 2006. The neon sign was restored in 2008. The plastic sign is behind this downtown store. In 2015, the restaurant was badly damaged in a fire. By 2017, the building itself was demolished. The neon sign was saved but the plastic sign was probably destroyed. The top panels with the boy and dog were already missing before the fire happened. The neon sign is now installed inside the Nu-Way location on Montpelier Ave. in Macon. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

More Macon Signs:
Deals Luggage Store [vintage; gone]
Fincher's Bar-B-Q [map]
Walton Building [map]
Wilson Electric Co. [map]

Nahunta Signs:
Red Pig Drive-in: 1, 2 [vintage; gone]

Pendergrass Flea Market
Pendergrass, GA
Best Jewelers
Rossville, GA
The Pendergrass Flea Market featured this giant billboard next to their building. There was an identical sign on I-85. I'm not sure if that one is still there. The sign at the Market was either moved or replaced in 2016. It looks like it's smaller now. [map]

The Best Jewelers sign was built in the 1950s. This photo is from 2005. By 2010, the neon had been removed and the sign was repainted. For more, see this website. [map]

Sorry Charlie's
Savannah, GA
Williams Seafood
Savannah, GA
Taco Bell
Savannah, GA
Pre-Owned Autos
Savannah, GA
Carey Hilliard's Restaurant
Savannah, GA
Sorry Charlie's adapted the sign that was built in 1947 for Mathews' Fish Market. At least one other business followed, the Trattoria Rivazza restaurant, and changed the lettering on the sign. This photo is from 2007. That same year, the building was deemed unsafe and Sorry Charlie's closed. In 2008, the fish part of the sign disappeared. The building was repaired and the restaurant reopened around 2014. In 2015, the sign was restored and reinstalled. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Williams Seafood started out as a roadside stand in 1936. The restaurant burned down in 2004. This photo is from 2007. The sign was still there in 2017. [map]

This Taco Bell sign has been here since the location opened in 1979. This is the only vintage sign like this still on display at an operating Taco Bell. It may have survived in part because this sign is by the back entrance. The sign in front of the restaurant is modern. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

For more about Taco Bell signs and buildings, see this page.

This Saturn Pre-Owned Autos sign has been here since around 1972. It may have originally been built for the Plantation Club, a nightclub. After that, the sign was adapted by several car dealerships. The O.C. Welch dealership was here for many years. This photo is from 2007. By 2010, the name and the sign had been changed to Supra Pre-Owned Autos. By 2014, it had been adapted again for Rimtyme Custom Wheels. For more, see this website. [map]

This Carey Hilliard's Restaurant has been here since the 1960s. The owner was inspired by signs that he say in Las Vegas, NV. This BBQ and seafood restaurant chain has at least eight other locations around town with this sign. For more, see this website. [map]

More Savannah Signs:
Larry's Restaurant [map]
Prescription Shop
Thunderbird Inn

Statesboro Signs:
Jaeckel Hotel

Paradise Restaurant
Sylvania, GA
Central Jewelers
Tifton, GA
Fried Chicken
Tifton, GA
The Paradise Restaurant and the Paradise Motel next door have been abandoned for decades. This sign is believed to be from the 1960s. There was another sign here previously. The star-like element on top of the sign originally revolved. These photos are from 2009. In 2016, it was announced that the restaurant would be demolished. The owners of the nearby Cooperville Caboose had the sign moved to their restaurant. At that point, they were hoping to eventually restore the sign. The restaurant closed soon after that. I assume the sign is still there, laying flat on the ground.

The Central Jewelers sign has been stripped of its neon and bulbs. It was probably built in the 1950s. [map]

This Wishbone Fried Chicken features a neat plastic sign. I assume this place was part of a chain as there is another location in Newnan, GA. [map]

Thomasville Signs:
Buster Brown [gone]

More Tifton Signs:
Town Terrace Motel [map]

Carr's Drugs
Tucker, GA
Tillman Motors
Valdosta, GA
One Hour Martinizing
Valdosta, GA
Carr's Drugs is now known as Palliative Pharmacy Solutions but the sign remains. This photo is from 2010. The sign was repainted in 2015. [map]

Tillman Motors was established in 1939. This sign is probably from the 1950s. When they moved here from downtown, they brought this sign with them. [map]

This One Hour Martinizing sign remains although there is a Jackson Hewitt Tax Service office below it now. There are a number of these signs still scattered around the country including this one in Milwaukee, WI. [map]

GE Appliances
Willacoochee, GA
Georgia Girl Drive-in
Woodbine, GA
This old neon GE Appliances sign hangs above Corbitt Hardware & Furniture. [map]

The Georgia Girl Drive-in has been abandoned for many years but this sign remains. [map]

More Georgia Signs:
Rexall Drug Stores (various cities)

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