Kansas Signs (page 5)

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Starlite Motel
Seneca, KS
Masonic Lodge
Silver Lake, KS
The Starlite Motel sign is probably from the 1950s. It was originally blue and painted red around 2020. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

This Masonic Lodge sign appears to be from the 1950s. The neon tubing is proteced by clean panels on both sides of the sign. I don't believe I've seen a triangular Masonic Lodge sign anywhere else. [map]

Curtis Cafe [map]

Dillons Food Market

Empire Motel
St. Francis, KS
Topeka Steak House
Tecumseh, KS
Sunset Motel [gone]
Tonganoxie, KS
The Empire Motel sign appears to be from the 1950s. By 2018, the neon had been removed and the sign was repainted. The "Air Conditioned Vacancy" panel has been covered over with a digital display box. [map]

The Topeka Steak House opened in the 1950s. This sign was restored sometime after 2007. This photo is from 2010. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Sunset Motel sign was probably from the 1950s. I don't know if the light at the top was original or if this sign was missing a piece. The neon was missing but the porcelain enamel colors had held up well. The sign and the motel itself were gone by 2018.

More St. Francis:
Stuart's Jewelry [map]

Parking Garage
Topeka, KS
Hillmer's Luggage
& Leather
Topeka, KS
Topeka Electric Motor Repair
Topeka, KS
I believe the Coronado Parking Garage was built in 1963. This sign is probably from then. [map]

Hillmer's Luggage & Leather was established in 1896 as a harness shop. These signs appear to be from the 1940s or 1950s. The store closed in 2010 but these signs remain. The building has housed Axe & Ale since 2020. [map]

Topeka Electric Motor Repair has been in business since around 1910. This sign is probably from the 1940s or 1950s. It was restored sometime after 2008 and is covered with plexiglass to protect the neon from vandals. [map]

Asay's Sportsman's Store
Topeka, KS
Capitol City Pawn Shop
Topeka, KS
I believe the Asay's Sportsman's Store was still operating in 2007. Although the store is gone now, this sign remains on the side of the building. It's likely from the 1950s. [map]

The first Capitol City Pawn Shop in Topeka opened in 1962. There are now five locations. This sign is probably from the 1960s. [map]

Mode Uniforms
Topeka, KS
Veterinary Clinic
Topeka, KS
Similar Mode Uniforms was established in 1956 and this blade sign might be from then. It might also be older than that and carried over from another uniform store. Around 2012, the sign was removed and repainted. The neon tubing holes were plugged. The plastic sign below is probably from the 1960s. The store is still operating. [map]

The Mountain Veterinary Clinic sign previously had neon text that advertised for the Aid Animal Hospital. Around 2022, the sign was repainted for the Mountain Veterinary Clinic. [map]

Cardinal Building Services [gone]
Topeka, KS
Tevis Restaurant [gone]
Topeka, KS
Pointer Apartments [gone]
Topeka, KS
Cardinal Building Services, a janitorial business, kept this sign from the former occupant. I believe it was originally built for a flower shop. By 2019, the sign had been painted over.

The Tevis Restaurant opened in 1965 and closed in 2007. This sign is gone now. [photo thanks Glenda Campbell]

The Pointer Apartments sign originally had neon and advertised for the Pointer Motel. This sign has been there since at least 1956. This photo is from 2010. By 2013, the dog on top of the sign was gone.

More Topeka:
Brookwood Shopping Center
Gage Center
Chief Drive-in
Gage Bowl
Hanover Pancake House
Jayhawk Tower
Sunflower Motel [gone]

Cleland Drugs [gone]

Swirly Top Cafe [vintage; gone]

Capri Motel
Wathena, KS
Wetmore, KS
The Capri Motel sign appears to be from the 1950s. The neon has been removed and the sign repainted. [map]

The Chrysler-Plymouth sign is installed on a former Chrysler-Plymouth dealership from 1915. The sign appears to be a reproduction of a 1940s sign. [map]

More Wathena:
Dairy Barn

Midland Hotel
Wilson, KS
P&B Laundry
Winfield, KS
Masonic Lodge
Winfield, KS
Woodson Hotel
Yates Center, KS
Townsman Motel [gone]
Yates Center, KS
The Midland Hotel sign appears to be a replica of an earlier sign. The hotel was built in 1899 as the Power Hotel. The building was gutted by a fire in 1902. It was restored and reopened as the Midland Hotel. In 1997, the hotel was purchased by the Wilson Foundation and renovated. It reopened in 2003. This sign points the way to the hotel from the main highway. It is probably modern. [map]

This Westinghouse sign at the P&B Laundry must have been mass-produced but the only other one that I know of is in Evansville, WI. They are probably from the 1960s. [map]

The Masonic Lodge moved to this building in 1920. From at least 2007-2014, the glass globes were missing from the sign frame. From 2015 to around 2018, the frame was also missing. In 2021, the sign and globes were reinstalled. [map]

The Woodson Hotel was built in 1887. The hotel closed in the early 1970s. The building is now used for apartments. The neon has been removed from this sign. It is obably from the 1920s or 1930s. [map]

I believe the Townsman Motel opened in 1963. The sign was removed around 2015.

More Kansas:
Rexall Drug Stores (various cities)

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