New York Signs (page 3)

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Beach Shopping Center

Wolf's Lane Delicatessen

Penn Yan:
Henderson's Drugs [gone]

Kelly Motors
Perry, NY
Brown Derby
Poughkeepsie, NY
This Ford sign is installed at Kelly Motors. These oval-shaped signs were mass-produced. There are still several of them at their original locations around the country. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

The Brown Derby restaurant opened in 1902. In recent years, it was known as 96 Main but new owners have changed the name back to the original. [map]

Arnie's Bar & Restaurant

Port Jervis:
Dad's Change of Pace Tavern
Erie Hotel [map]
Krauss Photo Shop [map]

More Poughkeepsie:
Town Shop [map]
Sharkey's Appliances [map]

Chuck Wagon Diner

Foster's Coach House Tavern

James Crowley Plumbing & Heating
Rochester Fire Equipment Co.

Rocky Point Discount Tires
Rocky Point, NY
Dew Drop Inn
Saranac Lake, NY
The Rocky Point Discount Tires sign has it all: channel letters with neon, incandescent bulbs, multiple fonts, the classic arrow, and wonderfully crude tire artwork. This photo is from 2007. By 2013, the name of the business had been changed to Mavis Discount Tire. However, this sign remained intact. [map]

The Dew Drop Inn restaurant and bar opened in 1947. This sign was installed around 1950. It is about 12 feet tall. The photo is from 2007. The sign was removed in 2017. In 2023, the building was purchased and there are plans to reopen with the same name. The sign has been repainted and the neon will be restored. [map]

Rockville Centre:
Palace of Wong [gone]

Sara Glen Motel
Saratoga Springs, NY
Turf & Spa Motel
Saratoga Springs, NY
Community Court Motel
Saratoga Springs, NY
Saratoga Diner
Saratoga Springs, NY
The Sara Glen Motel is located between Saratoga Springs and Glens Falls, NY. This motel originally had cabins when it was built in the 1930s. In the 1950s, this sign had three blinking arrows on the left. The "TV" text was added in the late 1950s. For more, see this website. [map]

The Turf & Spa Motel and the Community Court Motel signs appear to be from the 1950s. [Turf map]; [Community map]

The Saratoga Diner was previously known as the Spa City Diner. This sign is probably from the 1950s. In 2012, the restaurant closed. In 2018, the building was still vacant. In 2020, the building was demolished but the sign remains. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

More Saratoga Springs:
former Hi Roc Lanes

Stephen Vozdik
Realtor [gone]
Saugerties, NY
This photo of the Stephen Vozdik Realtor sign was taken in 2010. It was still there in 2012 but gone by 2015.

Kem Cleaners
Erie Blvd. [gone]
Schenectady, NY
Kem Cleaners
Union St. [gone]
Schenectady, NY
Kem Cleaners [gone]
Scotia, NY
Kem Cleaners is a local dry-cleaning chain which had about a dozen locations at one time. The Erie Blvd. location was their first, opening in the 1940s. That building and sign are gone now. The Union St. location is also gone. As of 2010, the Scotia location was still open. However, by 2015, the sign had been adapted for the Scotia Diner. I don't believe there are any other Kem Cleaners with vintage signs like these. [Scotia map]

More Schenectady:
General Electric
Lawrence Motel

Toll Gate Ice Cream

Smithtown Appliance Co.

Cedarhurst Motor Lodge
Speculator Department Store

Masonic Lodge
Springville, NY
Loop Grill
Syracuse, NY
Sweetheart Market
North Syracuse, NY
This Masonic Lodge sign is probably from the 1950s. This photo is from 2010. The sign was removed in 2011.

The Loop Grill sign might be from the 1930s. [map]

The Sweetheart Market opened as a produce stand here in 1945. It grew into a supermarket in 1952 and eventually closed in 2003. Their sign was restored and adapted by an Eckerd drug store in 2007. In 2008, the neon was replaced with LED tubing. The neon was prone to breaking from the vibrations of heavy trucks driving by. For more, see this website. [map]

More Syracuse:
Weather Star [map]

Stone House Motel

Hill's Stationery Shop [gone]
Troy, NY
J&J Auto
Troy, NY
Allied Building
Products [gone]
Utica, NY
I believe Hill's Stationery Shop had been here since 1920. This sign is probably from the 1950s. The store closed in 2016. The sign was removed around 2017.

The blue ribbon sign at J&J Auto was mass-produced and used nationwide. There's another one in St. Charles, MO. I don't know if they were associated with a particular dealership like the Chevrolet OK signs. [map]

Allied Building Products maintained this animated, older neon sign above its modern one. The "Rocky" character also appeared in another modern sign on the front of their building. Allied appears to specialize in roofing materials. This photo is from 2003. By 2010, the company had moved and this sign was gone.

More Troy:
Snowman Ice Cream

Tupper Lake:
Faust Motel [map]
Northwood Cabins [map]

More Utica:
Garro's Drugs [gone]
Grimaldi's Restaurant [gone]
Morehouse Furniture [map]

Coral Isle
Swim Pools
Vestal, NY
Coral Isle Swim Pools was established in 1960. They have a full-sized swimming pool directly behind this sign. The company has expanded to sell hot tubs and game tables (e.g., billiards and ping pong). [map]

More Vestal:
Star Cleaners
Vestal Motel [gone]

Webb's Clothing

Wise Potato Chips
Watertown, NY
Motel [gone]
Watertown, NY
Mr. Chicken [gone]
Watkins Glen, NY
Algonquin Motel
Wells, NY
This Wise Potato Chips sign is located at a distributor. I have not seen one like this before. It appears that this is an old sign that has been recently repainted. The owl was probably originally yellow and blue. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Lighthouse Motel appeared to be vacant when this photo was taken in 2009. The sign was probably from the 1950s. By 2013, the sign was gone.

The Mr. Chicken sign appeared to be from the 1950s. The chicken portion of the sign flashed on and off at night. The restaurant closed in 2016 and was demolished. The sign was auctioned off for $950. The winner plans to install it in front of his organic chicken mill in town.

The Algonquin Motel sign is now covered with plexiglass to protect it. It is probably from the 1950s. [map]

More Watertown:
Crystal Restaurant

Clark's Pharmacy [gone]

West Coxsackie:
Red's Restaurant

Williamsville Liquor Store

Williston Park:
Hildebrandt's Restaurant [map]

Center Raceway Restaurant
Nathan's [gone]

Club Monarch
Yorkville, NY
I believe Club Monarch is still used for special events like wedding receptions. [map]

More New York:
Rexall Drug Stores (various cities)

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