Omaha Signs

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Angie's Restaurant (later Lucky's ten-O-one) [gone]
Omaha, NE
2006: 2009:
Angie's Restaurant opened here in 1977. This rooftop sign dates to the 1950s when the restaurant was known as Trentino's. In 2007, the restaurant became "Lucky's ten-O-one" and the lettering on top of the sign was changed to "Lucky's". The sign was repainted at that time but the neon was broken in 2009. The parking sign appeared to be new. The sign was still there in 2011. By 2014, the building and signs were gone.

Westgate Plaza
Omaha, NE
La Casa Pizzaria
Omaha, NE
I believe Westgate Plaza opened in 1961. This sign appears to be from then. This photo is from 2012. The sign was restored in 2014. The boomerang arrow flashes at night. [map]

The La Casa Pizzaria opened in 1953. The neon sign with "Peppi" was built in 1957. The Peppi portion is about ten feet tall. His strumming hand is lit in two-part animation. In 2019, a new location opened with a similar, new neon sign. In 2020, the original sign was hit by a truck. The Peppi panels were badly damaged. They were removed and completely restored by Signworks. It was reinstalled in 2021. For more, see this website. [map]

Jerry's Bar
Omaha, NE
Max I. Walker Cleaners
Maple St.
Omaha, NE
Max I. Walker Cleaners
Cuming St.
Omaha, NE
Jerry's Bar opened in 1955. This sign might be from the 1940s. It appears to have been adapted. [map]

Max I. Walker Cleaners was founded in 1917. There are about 24 locations in the Omaha area now. These locations appear to be two of the oldest. Another vintage sign is on Underwood Ave. By 2018, the Maple St. neon text panels had been replaced with plastic panels. The neon around the outside of the sign was also gone. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [Maple St. map]; [Cuming St. map]

Piccolo Pete's [gone]
Omaha, NE
Piccolo Pete's restaurant opened in 1933. There was originally a tall blade sign above the entrance. The sign with the piccolo player is from the early 1960s. The man was modeled after the owner, Tony Piccolo, who did not play the piccolo. The sign was repainted in 2008. The parking sign might be a new sign. The restaurant closed in 2015. The signs were still there in 2017. In 2019, the signs were sold to the Nevada Neon Project. They will be displayed in neon exhibitions and possibly a museum in the future. For more, see this website.

Wolf Brothers Western Store
Omaha, NE
Louis Market
Omaha, NE
The Wolf Brothers Western Store sign is 50 feet tall. It was installed in 1975. It was damaged by a tornado that same year and rebuilt. These photos are from 2008. By 2009, the sign had been repainted. In 2021, the store closed. In 2022, the sign was removed. The owners plan to restore it and display it elsewhere on the property. For more, see this website. [map]

The Louis Market opened in 1957. This sign was probably built then. It is 20 feet wide. These photos are from 2008. The market closed in 2012 and the building was demolished in 2015. The sign was removed and put in storage. In 2017, the sign was installed on the deck of the nearby Benson Lights apartments. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Omaha Lace
Omaha, NE
Steak House
Omaha, NE
Masonic Temple
Omaha, NE
Omaha Star
Omaha, NE
Omaha Lace Cleaners was established in 1922. This sign is probably from the 1950s. It is lit at night. For more, see this website. [map]

Gorat's Steak House opened in 1944. This sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

This Masonic Temple is also known as Florence Lodge #281 which was built in 1912. This neon sign is installed above the entrance. It is stunning at night. For more, see this website. [map]

The Omaha Star newspaper was founded in 1938. This sign is from the mid-1940s. Over the years, the sign had been stripped of neon and had repainted lettering and a map of Africa (not original). It was recently completely refurbished and is now behind clear plastic protective panels. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

More Omaha Signs:
Bronco Burgers
Charlie Graham Body and Service [gone]
Endicott-Johnson Shoes
Grinn & Barrett Tattoo & Piercing [map]
Kremer Funeral Home
Miller Electric Company
Mt. Fuji Inn [private collection]

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