Massachusetts Signs (page 4)

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Glendale Package Store [gone]
Waltham, MA
Recreation Center [gone]
Waltham, MA
Queen Cleaners
Waltham, MA
The Glendale Package Store and sign were built in 1954. The pine trees represent the original owner's seven children. This photo is from 2011. In 2015, the building was remodeled by new owners and the sign was removed. The City has the sign in storage and is looking for a home for it.

The Wal-Lex Recreation Center opened in 1947 as a bowling alley and restaurant. There was originally a different, candlepin neon sign there with a bowling alley and restaurant. Another building with roller skating was added in 1950. This sign was probably from the 1960s. This photo is from 2001. Around 2002, the site was redeveloped as a strip mall. The building and sign are gone.

Queen Cleaners has been here since around 1919. This sign is probably from the 1950s. [map]

More Waltham:
Edwards Jewelry [gone]
Kirsch Real Estate [gone]

Jug Shop
Wareham, MA
Cafe at the City Hotel
Westfield, MA
Galley Restaurant [gone]
West Springfield, MA
The Jug Shop sign advertises for a liquor store. [map]

This Cafe at the City Hotel sign appears to be from the 1930s. [map]

This Galley Restaurant opened in 1975 and closed in 2008. This sign was adapted from a previous business. After it was removed, it was put in storage at Red's Towing & Repair Service located next door to the former restaurant. In 2012, the sign was sold at auction. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

Harry's Restaurant [map]

West Bridgewater:
Hockomock Plaza

More Westfield:
Valley Electrical Co.

West Roxbury:
Fontaine's Restaurant [private collection]

More West Springfield:
Donut Dip

West Stockbridge:

Hartstone Flowers [vintage; gone]

Varky's Cleaners
Whitinsville, MA
Toll House
Whitman, MA
Varky's Cleaners has been here since at least the 1960s. The sign's wiring was repaired in 2021 by Neon Williams. For more, see this website. [map]

The Toll House sign remains from the Toll House Inn which burned down in 1984. This was the birthplace of the Toll House chocolate chip cookie in 1937. The recipe is still printed on the back of Nestle chocolate chip bags. The original toll house was built in 1709, as referenced by the sign. The sign was refurbished in 2006 just after these photos were taken. The bell ringer's arm was replaced, the letters were repaired, and the sign was repainted the original colors. The sign is now installed in the Walgreens parking lot. For more, see this website. [map]

Weintraub's Jewish Deli
Worcester, MA
Auto Radiator
Worcester, MA
Wonder Bar
Worcester, MA
Weintraub's Jewish Deli opened in 1920. The sign might be from the 1940s. The letters on this sign are embossed. The business closed in 2019. In 2020, it was announced that the sign would be moving to the Wachusett Brew Yard in Worcester.

This plastic Roland's Auto Radiator sign is probably from the 1960s or so. [map]

The Wonder Bar Restaurant opened around 1930. This sign is probably from that time. This photo is from 2011. The sign was restored in 2015. For more, see this website. [map]


Owl Shop
Worcester, MA
This Owl Shop opened in 1946 and this sign was installed then. It was part of a small chain of tobacco stores which was established in New Haven, CT in 1934. In 2022, it was announced that this store was moving to New Hampshire. The owner plans to install the sign at the new location. [map]

Sporting Goods
& Trophy [gone]
Worcester, MA
White & Brite Cleaners
Worcester, MA
Olympic Sporting Goods & Trophy opened in 1938. This sign was obviously from much later. This photo is from 2006. By 2011, the business had closed and the sign was gone.

White & Brite Cleaners has a couple other locations in the area but they do not have old signs like this one. [map]

More Worcester:
George's Coney Island
R&R Plumbing [gone]
Vincent's [map]

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