Ohio Signs (page 2)

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Northgate Lanes [gone]
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Acme Food
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
The Northgate Lanessign was encased in wire mesh - probably to keep out birds and protect the neon. This photo is from 2005. By 2010, the bowling alley and the mall that it was part of was demolished. The State Road Shopping Center was built in 1953 and this sign might have been from then.

Thus Acme Food supermarket is part of a chain but I don't believe there are any locations with a sign like this. This sign was installed in 1949. This photo is from 2005. The sign was removed around 2006 and put in storage. It 2013, the sign was restored by the Ellet Sign Company and reinstalled at the same location. It cost about $40,000. The 2,000 bulbs are now LED. The letters are lit sequentially. The stainless steel is original. For more, see this website. [map]

Acme Spring
Dayton, OH
Century Bar
Dayton, OH
Tasty Bird Poultry [gone]
Dayton, OH
The Acme Spring sign is probably from the 1940s or 1950s. For more, see this website. [map]

The Century Bar sign is probably from the 1950s. For more, see this website. [map]

Tasty Bird Farms was a long-closed poultry store. The neon and bulbs had been removed. These photos are from 2009. The sign was removed around 2012.

More Dayton Signs:
35 West Motel [map]
Carl's Body Shop [map]
Dayton Gym Club [gone]
Dixie Drive-in
former Dog House [map]
Grismer Auto Service
Merchants National Bank & Trust Co.

Bun's Restaurant
Delaware, OH
Ralph Martin Shoe Repair
Delaware, OH
Bun's Restaurant has been here since 1864. The restaurant was destroyed by fire in 2002. It was rebuilt and reopened in 2004. This vintage sign is suspended from an arch over the street. The neon arrow points in the direction of the restaurant. For more, see this website. [map]

The Ralph Martin Shoe Repair sign was installed in 1963. [map]

More Delaware Signs:
Bianchi Grill [gone]

Village Tavern
Delta, OH
East Palestine, OH
The Village Tavern sign appears to be from the 1950s. [map]

This Pepsi sign is mounted on the roof of what appears to be either a flea market or a building used for storage. I didn't make note of this sign's location. Does anyone know where it is or if it's still there?

Deshler Signs:
Corn City Bar [gone]

Dover Signs:
D&M Auto Body
Limby's Liquor [map]

Eaton Signs:
St. Clair Rooms [map]

More Elyria Signs:
E.H. Roberts Co. [gone]
Loomis Camera (now Cincinnati)

Chicken Dinners [gone]
Enon, OH
Martin's Freeze
Euclid, OH
Skyway Drive-in
Fairlawn, OH
Markov's Chicken Dinners restaurant opened in 1950. The restaurant building is now occupied by Taylor's Tavern. This photo is from 2009. By 2011, the sign was gone.

Martin's Freeze features a plastic pole sign and a neon rooftop sign. [map]

The Skyway Drive-in chain was founded in 1952. I believe this was the original location. There were at least three other locations but there are now just two. The one in Green, OH opened in 1997. [map]

Fairborn Signs:
Foy's Variety Store [map]

Fairfield Signs:
Capri Motel [gone]
Cassano Pizza King
Gilmore Bowling [map]

Rainbow Lanes
and Lounge [gone]
Fremont, OH
Old Orchard Motel
Fremont, OH
Pharmacy [gone]
Goshen, OH
The Rainbow Lanes and Lounge sign appeared to be from the 1960s. The place closed in 2007. This photo is from 2009. In 2013, the building was demolished. This sign was sold at auction to a collector.

Bartlett's Old Orchard Motel and sign were built around 1949. For more, see this website. [map]

The Pohlman's Pharmacy sign was built in 1956. The sign was moved in 1971 and again in 1975 when the store relocated. The sign features an animated, pouring beaker. The business closed in 2015. This sign is now at the American Sign Museum in Cincinnati. There is a very similar sign at Harvard Avenue Drugs in Roseburg, OR. For more, see this website.

More Fremont Signs:
Double A Motel

Granville Signs:
Aladdin Restaurant [map]

Stardust Motel
Greenville, OH
Greenville, OH
Super Baker
Belle Center, OH
The Stardust Motel sign appears to be from the 1950s. This photo is from 2009. By 2013, the sign had been repainted. [map]

The Eikenberry's sign was painted blue until 2009 when this photo was taken. By 2015, the sign was painted blue again. Eikenberry's was part of the IGA Foodliners grocery store chain. This neon Super Baker sign is on the side of the Eikenberry's store. This mascot must have been used for advertising by the IGA chain. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

This plastic Super Baker sign is installed on the side of the Belle Center IGA Market. This photo is from 2009. I believe this store had closed by 2014 but this sign was still there. I have not seen any other neon or plastic Super Baker signs. Please let me know if you find any others. [map]

Grove City Lanes
Grove City, OH
The Grove City Lanes has a refurbished vintage sign. The "Grove City" part may have been a different name and was probably outlined with neon. The awning makes this sign difficult to see and photograph. [map]

More Grove City Signs:
Jolly Pirate Donuts

Star Cleaners
Hamilton, OH
YMCA [gone]
Hamilton, OH
Country Club Motel
Hamilton, OH
The Star Cleaners and Country Club Motel signs appear to be from the 1950s. I don't know if either is still lit at night. [Star Cleaners map]; [Country Club map]

This photo of the YMCA sign was taken in 2012. In 2015, the sign was donated to the American Sign Museum in Cincinnati, OH. There are still a few of these signs around the country. They were probably built in the 1950s.

More Hamilton Signs:
Howell Cleaners [map]

Holgate Signs:
Sager's Bar [map]

Hudson Signs:
Leo's Reserve Inn [now American Sign Museum]
Saywell's Drugs: 1, 2 [now American Sign Museum]

Pied Piper Drive-in
Huron, OH
The Pied Piper Drive-in looks like it is from the 1950s. [map]

McCauley Furniture
Ironton, OH
Ironton, OH
Staley's Pharmacy
Ironton, OH
The McCauley Furniture sign is probably from the 1940s or 1950s. [map]

This B.P.O.E. sign advertises for the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. [map]

The Staley's Pharmacy sign apparently had neon at one time. [map]

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