Illinois Signs (page 9)

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Spillway Lanes [gone]
Springfield, IL
King Pin Lanes
Springfield, IL
The Spillway Lanes closed in 2007 and the sign has been deteriorating since then. The first photo is from 2005, the second photo from 2009. By 2014, the sign was gone. This bowling alley and sign were built in 1960 for the Town and Country Lanes. In 1985, the Spillway took over the space.

The King Pin Lanes sign originally had neon. This photo is from 2005. By 2014, the sign had been repainted with less detail. It is now brown and cream. For more, see this website. [map]

Ace Sign Co.
Springfield, IL
The Ace Sign Co. was established in 1940. These photos were taken of the shop's mini sign museum in 2009. The sign company has moved and now has more room to display its collection.

More Springfield Signs:
Bel Aire Motel [gone]
Dellert's Paint Company
Henry Nelch & Son Co. [gone]
Lorial Lounge [gone]
Mel-O-Cream Donuts
Pioneer Motel [map]
Saputo's [map]
Shamrock Court [gone]
Sonrise Donuts

Zimmerman Ford
St. Charles, IL
Stanley Cour-Tel [gone]
Staunton, IL
Zimmerman Ford was established in 1931. The dealership's sign was built in 1964. It was originally installed on a revolving base. Around 2018, the business became Hawk Ford. The sign remains but the neon letters for "Zimmerman" were removed and "Hawk" was painted on the panels. The Ford sign was located behind the dealership. It is gone now. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Stanley Cour-Tel was located in Bridgeton, MO. These signs were saved in 2003 and installed at Henry's Rabbit Ranch. The signs were still there in 2013 but gone by 2019. For more, see this website.

Bowl-Mor Lanes
Streator, IL
Elks Lodge
Streator, IL
The Bowl-Mor Lanes sign appear to be from the 1950s or 1960s. It was repainted around 2016. The top panel no longer has neon and now reads "Jax Grille". The "Lanes" part of the sign has been covered with a non-neon panel which now reads "Streator". [map]

This Elks Lodge sign appears to be from the 1940s or 1950s. [map]

Italian Foods
Toluca, IL
Mona's Italian Foods
Toluca, IL
Cooper Motel [gone]
Tuscola, IL
Capponi's Italian Foods opened in 1934. This sign was built in the early 1950s. For more, see this website. [map]

Mona's Italian Foods opened in 1933. This sign was built around 1954 in response to the new sign that the nearby competition, Capponi's, had installed. The chef's spoon is sequentially animated. Mona's and Capponi's are just down the street from each other. Once competitors, both restaurants have been owned by the Bernardi family since 1965. During the week, the restaurants are opened on alternate nights. They are both open on weekends. For more, see this website. [map]

The Cooper Motel sign was probably built in the 1950s. The sign originally had a man in a car beneath the text panel. These photos are from 2009. By 2012, this motel replaced this sign with plastic box sign. However, this neon sign was saved and moved across the street to Cooper Motors. But by 2015, the sign was gone. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

Trenton Signs:
Jim's Mens and Boys Shop [map]
Trenton House Restaurant [map]

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