Indiana Signs (page 1)

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Dairy Dream
Albany, IN
Toast Cafe
Anderson, IN
Paint Spot [gone]
Anderson, IN
The Dairy Dream opened in 1953. This sign was probably originally on the stand's roof. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Toast Cafe sign appears to be from the 1950s or 1960s. For more, see this website. [map]

Behren's Paint Spot was closed and the building for sale when this photo was taken in 2002. The sign was removed in 2005.

More Anderson:
3 Pigs Restaurant & Lounge: 1, 2 [gone]
Anderson House of Reagin [map]
A&W Alibi Drive-in [vintage; gone]
Gwinn's Drug Store [gone]
Lemon Drop Drive-in

Attica, IN
Auburn, IN
Austin, IN
Sam Newmark Clothing is long gone but this sign remains. For more, see this website. [map]

This Masonic Temple features a stained glass sign which are very rare. [map]

This is the only Masonic Temple sign that I have seen which includes a reference to the organization's Order of Job's Daughters. For more, see this website. [map]

Neff's Shoes [gone]

Plaza Motel
Bedford, IN
Silver Dollar
Lounge [gone]
Cambridge City, IN
Rihm's Drive-in Liquors
Cambridge City, IN
The Plaza Motel sign appears to be from the 1950s. [map]

The Silver Dollar Lounge sign was probably built in the 1950s or 1960s. This photo is from 2009. By 2013, the bar and sign were gone. The sign is now at the American Sign Museum in Cincinnati, OH. For more, see this website.

Rihm's Drive-in Liquors opened in the 1960s. This sign appears to be from then. By 2018, the sign had been adapted for Bob-O-Link Liquor. The neon elements and bottle are still there but the central plastic panel was replaced. For more, see this website. [map]

More Bedford:
Jenkins Motor Shop [gone]
Snow's Drive-in [gone]

Brewer's General Store [gone]

Masonic Temple

Collins Tavern [map]

Charlestown Motel [gone]

Flannery's Tavern
Chesterton, IN
Village Motel
Clarksville, IN
Kennedy's Mobile
Manor [gone]
Columbus, IN
Art's Cleaners
Columbus, IN
Flannery's Tavern has been here since at least the mid-1930s. For more, see this website. [map]

The Pyramid Village Motel is now used for residential units. This sign is probably from the 1940s or 1950s. [map]

Kennedy's Mobile Manor was a trailer park. The sign appeared to be from the 1940s or 1950s. The disks on top might have been added later. This photo is from 2010. By 2014, the property had been redeveloped and the sign was gone.

Art's Cleaners has been here since at least the early 1960s. For more, see this website. [map]

Columbia City:
IOOF [gone]

Cleaners [gone]
Columbus, IN
One Hour Cleaners
Marion, IN
One Hour
Cleaners [gone]
Jeffersonville, IN
At one time, Burd's Cleaners had at least three locations in Columbus. This photo is from 2006. By 2014, the sign had been stripped of neon and repainted.

The One Hour Cleaners sign in Marion is no longer lit at night. Apparently, these signs were mass-produced and the Columbus, Marion and Jeffersonville stores may have been part of the same chain. Similar signs existed in Cookeville, TN and Greenfield, MA which leads me to believe that this was likely a nationwide chain. This Marion sign, unlike the other two, has no arrow. [map]

The Jeffersonville One Hour Cleaners sign had a bulb-filled arrow rather than a neon one. This business moved in 2010 and the store was vacant when this photo was taken in 2010. At some point between 2012 and 2014, this building was demolished and the sign disappeared. For more, see this website.

More Columbus:
Columbus Bar [map]
Eastbrook Plaza

Kunkel's Drive-in
Connersville, IN
Kunkel's Drive-in opened in 1954 and still offers car hops and cruise nights. [map]

More Connersville:
Plaza Bowling Lanes

Bob Ryan Auto Sales [previously Louisville, KY]

Diplomat Motel
Elkhart, IN
Traveler's Inn [gone]
Elkhart, IN
Big & Tall Outlet
Elkhart, IN

The Diplomat Motel sign is probably from the 1950s. For more, see this website. [map]

The Traveler's Inn had been here since at least 1962. The man on the sign was outlined with neon originally. This photo is from 2010. The sign was still there in 2013 but gone by 2015. It is now in a private collection in Minot, ND.

The Big & Tall Outlet sign is, appropriately, very tall. I don't know when it was built but, surely, the LED screen must be a new addition. [map]

More Elkhart:
Penguin Point
Rainbo Lanes
Tops Home Center [gone]

Wolf's Motor Court [gone]
Elwood, IN
Mr. Happy Burger
Elwood, IN
The Wolf's Motor Court sign was probably from the 1950s. It was probably inspired by the Holiday Inn Great Sign. This photo is from 2010. Around 2018, the sign was removed.

Mr. Happy Burger opened here in 1968. It was sold to Penguin Point in 2022 but continued using the Mr. Happy Burger name. Penguin Point closed this location in 2023. There were two other Mr. Happy Burger locations in Logansport, IN, the first of which opened in 1961. Both locations are closed now. Those signs were different from this one. The arrow part of this sign appears to have had neon originally. There is also mini golf next door. For more, see this website. [map]

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