Louisiana Signs (page 2)

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Printing Plant
Lafayette, LA
Evangeline Maid Bread
Lafayette, LA
The Tribune Printing Plant was established at this location in 1928. The sign is probably from the late 1940s or 1950s. The building now houses the French Press restaurant but the sign remains. [map]

The Evangeline Maid Bread revolving sign is located across the street from the former Evangeline Bread bakery. The building now houses the Flowers Baking Co. which produced Evangeline Maid Bread in recent years. I don't think the bread is made any more. The sign might be from the 1950s. It was definitely there by the 1970s. Does anyone know more about it? [map]

More Lafayette:
Alesi's Pizza House

Panorama Burger House [gone]
Lake Charles, LA
2018: 2020:
The Panorama Burger House sign appeared to be from the 1950s or 1960s. The building had been gone since at least 2008 and the sign stood alone on the lot. Apparently, there was another word originally behind the "Burger" panel. Maybe it was originally a "Steak" house. In 2019, the sign was adapted and installed at the Panorama Music House. In 2020, Hurricane Laura destroyed the building and sign. The owner is rebuilding the business. One of the original sign panels was saved and will be displayed inside. A replica sign will be built with LED tubing and installed outside. For more, see this website.

Hokus Pokus Liquor [gone]
Lake Charles, LA
Hokus Pokus Liquor
Lake Charles, LA
The first Hokus Pokus Liquor sign shown above was a modern replacement of this sign. This photo is from 2010. By 2014, the sign was gone and there was another liquor store in the building.

The second Hokus Pokus Liquor sign above is more modern. There is another modern sign on the building. This location opened sometime between 2008 and 2013. In 2020, the building was badly damaged during Hurricane Laura. The pole sign remains and the modern plastic sign on the building was replaced. [map]

There is an early 1950s Hokus Pokus Liquor sign in Alexandria, LA.

Coffee Shop [gone]
La Place, LA
Vernon Bank
Leesville, LA
I don't know the original name of the Midway Coffee Shop. The "Midway" panel was installed during the filming of a Tom Cruise movie around 2016. Before that, the sign frame had been empty and the building vacant since at least 2007. The sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. Around 2022, the sign was damaged by a hurricane. The top panel and the over bulb piece are gone now. Only the bottom text panels remain.

The Vernon Bank sign has been here since at least 1943. For more, see this website. [map]

More La Place:

Gennaro's Bar
Metairie, LA
Gennaro's Bar opened in 1937. These signs are probably from the 1940s or 1950s. For more, see this website. [map]

Marshall Brothers
Lincoln Mercury
Metairie, LA
Metairie Cleaners
Metairie, LA
The Marshall Brothers Lincoln Mercury sign was probably built for the dealership which opened in 1969. The sign is now installed at the Marshall Brothers Collision Center. [map]

Metairie Cleaners opened in 1940 at a different location. This sign may be from the 1940s or 1950s. For more, see this website. [map]

Dorignac's Food Center
Metairie, LA
Gambino's Bakery
Metairie, LA
The Dorignac's Food Center opened in 1947 on Jackson Avenue and moved here in 1963. This sign must have been built then. For more, see this website. [map]

Gambino's Bakery opened in 1949. The cake sign is probably from then. The bakery sign below it might be from then or later. These photos are from 2019. In 2021, the neon was damaged during Hurricane Ida. In 2023, the sign was restored by A-1 Signs. The panels were repainted. New neon tubing and electrical components were installed. A new flasher was installed to restore the flickering candle flames. [map]

More Metairie:
Lamp Lighter Lounge
M.A. Green Shopping Center
Napoleon Plaza

Dutch Boy Paints [gone]
Minden, LA
Western Auto Associate Store
Minden, LA
Crichton Hardware was long gone but this Dutch Boy Paints sign remained installed on the side of the building until around 2022.

This Western Auto Associate Store is gone but two of these signs remain. These signs were being mass-produced by the mid-1940s. Some or all of them originally had neon. [map]

Ray's PeGe
Monroe, LA
Cannata's Supermarket
Morgan City, LA
Ray's PeGe opened in 1963 as Ray's Grill. The letters revolved. I'm told that the PeGe name is a tribute to the previous owners' first names. [map]

Cannata's Supermarket was established in 1939. This sign appears to be from the 1950s or 1960s. For more, see this website. [map]

More Monroe:
Faulk-Collier Moving & Storage [gone]
Louisville Pharmacy [vintage; gone]
Rancher Western Wear [vintage; gone]
Saddle & Spur Lounge [vintage; gone]

New Iberia:
Evangeline Theatre

Oaks Motel [gone]
Opelousas, LA
Palace Cafe
Opelousas, LA
The Oaks Motel sign was from 1957. The motel was demolished in 2014 but the sign remained until around 2020. There was also another sign which is also gone.

The Palace Cafe was built in 1954 and this sign appears to be from then. The sign was restored in 2014. For more, see this website. [map]

Cardinal's Super Market
Plaquemine, LA
Auto King Muffler Shop
Plaquemine, LA
& Gifts
Ruston, LA
Masonic Temple
Slidell, LA
Cardinal's Super Market has been closed since at least 2008. The sign appears to be from the 1950s. [map]

The Auto King Muffler Shop has been closed since at least 2008 but this sign remains. I believe the Louisiana chain was established in Baton Rouge in 1965. This sign appears to be from around then. There is another one of these signs in Baton Rouge which has been adapted. [map]

The Rogers Furniture & Gifts originally housed Ruston Hardware & Furniture Co. It became Ritchie's Furniture in 1951. This sign is probably from then. It became Rogers Furniture in 1970. Apparently, a new panel with the Rogers name was added to the sign then. The store is gone but this sign remains. [map]

This Masonic Temple sign looks like it might be a modern replica sign or a recently refurbished sign. [map]

Boucher & Slack Insurance

South of the Border
St. Francisville, LA
The South of the Border restaurant and lounge opened in 1947 and closed in 2023. The business was located just south of the Mississippi border. These signs are probably from the 1950s. By 2021, the rooftop sign was gone. It's not known what will happen with the pole sign. [map]

Holiday Capri Motel
Tallulah, LA
G. Schifani Shoes
Thibodaux, LA
Vince's Cafe
White Castle, LA
The Holiday Capri Motel sign appears to be from the late 1950s or early 1960s. The neon was removed sometime after 2013. This photo is from 2019. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The G. Schifani Shoes store has housed the Red Goose Saloon since 1979. The Red Goose Shoes sign remains intact. [map]

Vince's Cafe opened in 1945 and this sign appears to be from then. I believe it closed in the 1990s but the sign remains. [map]

West Monroe:

Wego Shopping Center

More Louisiana:
Rexall Drug Stores (various cities)
various theatres (various cities)

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