Kansas Signs (page 2)

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Wolf Hotel
Ellinwood, KS
Ele's Corner
Ellsworth, KS
Greenwood Hotel
Eureka, KS
The Wolf Hotel was built in 1894. The sign was probably built in the 1930s or 1940s. By 2008, it no longer had neon and had been painted white with vertical lettering for "Antiques." Around 2015, the sign was restored for the hotel with new paint and neon. For more, see this website. [map]

Ele's Corner opened in 2023. Before that, it was known as the Paden's Place Restaurant. Paden's Place is the bar next door. There was probably another restaurant here before that. This arrow sign appears to be vintage. [map]

The Greenwood Hotel was built in 1882. It was remodeled and reopened in 1926. This sign was supposedly installed then. It was repainted in 2011. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For more, see this website. [map]

Key Work Clothes [gone]
Fort Scott, KS
Red Ram Motel [gone]
Fort Scott, KS
This Key Work Clothes sign was still at this former factory when this photo was taken in 2010. By 2013, the sign was gone.

The Red Ram Motel opened in 1957. These photos are from 2010. In 2013, the sign in the first photo was still there. I don't think the sign in the second photo is still there. The letters in the third photo were on the ground in 2013. The diamond shaped sign was still there. In 2018, the property was sold to the Fort Scott Community College. By 2021, all of the signs were gone. The top of the pole sign is now located in Canon City, CO. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

More Fort Scott:
Tribune-Monitor Building

Pallucca & Sons
Super Market
Frontenac, KS
Dillons Food Store
Garden City, KS
Pallucca & Sons Super Market opened in 1909. In 1930, the market moved to this location. This sign is probably from the 1940s or 1950s. [map]

This Dillons Food Store sign might be from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

More Garden City:
Chicken [vintage; gone]

Pioneer Restaurant [gone]

Bayless Dry Cleaning
Great Bend, KS
Bayless Dry Cleaning was established in 1933. I believe this location was built in 1955 and these signs are probably from then. [map]

Hickey Sheet Metal
Great Bend, KS
Independent Order of Odd Fellows
Great Bend, KS
Hickey Sheet Metal is long gone but this mass-produced, vacuum-form sign from the 1960s remains. [map]

This Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge was built in 1908. This sign is probably from the 1950s or later. [map]

Fraternal Order of Eagles
Great Bend, KS
This Fraternal Order of Eagles was built in 1946. These signs may have been installed then. If not, they were there by the early 1950s. The sign was restored in 2011. These photos are from 2023. The projecting sign's eagle has flapping, animated wings. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Hamilton, KS
This Coca-Cola sign hangs in front of Holmes Sundry. These signs were mass-produced and there are a handful of them still on display around the country. [map]

Al's Chickenette [gone]
Hays, KS
Brass Rail
Hays, KS
Sunflower Motel
Hiawatha, KS
Al's Chickenette opened in 1949. This sign was probably from then. By 2021, the place was closed and the sign was gone. For more, see this website.

The Brass Rail bar opened in 1948 and this sign is probably from then. For more, see this website. [map]

This Sunflower Motel corner sign is probably from the 1950s. The "TV Phone" panel was originally a AAA endorsement. There was also a neon pole sign installed in front of the motel. Those panels are now plastic. For more, see this website. [map]

More Hays:
Goodwin Sporting Goods [gone]

Money Chevrolet Truck Center
Hill City, KS
The Money Chevrolet Truck Center has a showroom filled with vintage signs and classic cars. I shot what I could from outside since the business was closed when I was there in 2010. These signs might be gone now. [map]

former Manweiler Chevrolet

Trails Cafe
Holton, KS
Maytag Appliances
Holton, KS
The Trails Cafe opened in 1965 and this sign is from then. The bottom originally read "Open 24 Hours." [map]

This Maytag Appliances sign is installed on the side of the building which houses Jayhawk TV & Appliances which opened in 1952 and is still operating. The sign is likely from then. [map]

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