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Georgia Signs (page 3)

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Old Clinton Bar-B-Q
Gray, GA
2009: 2021:
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]

Goldleaf
Florist [gone]
Hahira, GA
Chapman Drug Company
Hapeville, GA
Masonic Temple
Hapeville, GA
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.

The Chapman Drug Company opened in 1921 and still has a soda fountain. For more, see this website. [map]

The Masonic Temple is next door to Chapman Drug. I believe this sign is from 1955. [map]

Wilson Hardware & Furniture
Hazlehurst, GA
Robison Tire & Appliance
Jackson, GA
Wilson Hardware & Furniture may have opened in the early 1900s. This sign is probably from the 1950s. [map]

This Frigidaire sign hangs above the former Robison Tire & Appliance store. The sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

Steffens Restaurant
Kingsland, GA
Masonic Lodge
Mableton, GA
Steffens Restaurant opened in 1948. There were gas pumps in front of the building. That original building was replaced by the late 1950s. There was other neon signs here previously. This sign was restored around 2018. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

This Masonic Lodge sign might be from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

Nu-Way Weiners
Macon, GA
2006: 2021:
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 may have 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. The neon sign was restored in 2008. The plastic sign was 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.

Walton Building
Macon, GA
Westinghouse
Macon, GA
Kaybee of Macon
Macon, GA
This Walton Building was named after Dr. D.T. Walton, Sr., a local dentist and Civil Rights activist. The sign was probably built in the late 1940s or 1950s for one of the businesses in the building. The current wording was there by 1973. [map]

This Westinghouse sign is installed at the Wilson Electric Co. which was established in 1931. These signs were mass-produced and probably built in the 1960s. [map]

I believe the Kaybee of Macon men's clothing store opened in 1950 and this facade sign appears to be from then. Kaybee was originally a department store. [map]

More Macon Signs:
Atlanta Gas Light Company
Deals Luggage Store [vintage; gone]
Saf-T-Oil
T. Y. Gibson Pest Control

Frigidaire
Marshallville, GA
Bar-B-Q
Midway, GA
This Frigidaire sign hangs over a long-vacant building. There must have been a hardware or appliance store here previously. These signs were mass-produced but only a few are still on public display. It is probably from the 1950s. The top panel has raised letters. The bottom panel is glass with the letters painted on the back. [map]

This Bar-B-Q sign was built for C.L. Barrett Services Station in the 1970s. The auto shop used to sell BBQ food at that point. It no longer does but they have kept the sign. [map]

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

Newnan Signs:
City of Homes
Wishbone Fried Chicken

Quitman Masonic Lodge
Ringgold, GA
Ingles Market
Ringgold, GA
Ingles Market
Summerville, GA
The Quitman Masonic Lodge sign is probably from the 1950s. [map]

The first Ingles Market was built in Asheville, NC in 1963. There are now about 200 stores in the Southeast. I believe these signs were produced from the 1960s into the 1980s. There are still about a dozen or so of them left, mostly in North Carolina. [Ringgold map]; [Summerville map]

Rome Signs:
Groover Shoe Shop

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