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Ohio Signs (page 4)

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Frostie Drive Inn
Sabina, OH
Endres & Gross Flowers & Gifts
Salem, OH
Maples Motel
Sandusky, OH
The Frostie Drive Inn has apparently been reworked and most likely had neon originally. This photo is from 2009. By 2012, a digital sign had been placed over the message board. By 2015, Frostie had closed and the digital sign was covered up. In 2019, the building was still vacant and the sign was still there. [map]

Endres & Gross Flowers & Gifts is gone but this sign remains. The sign is probably from the 1940s or 1950s. By 2018, the sign had been half-covered up with black paint and most of the neon was gone. [map]

The Maples Motel opened in the 1920s with a few cabins. Other units were added in the 1950s and this sign is probably from then. For more, see this website. [map]

More Salem Signs:
Ellyson Plumbing & Heating

More Sandusky Signs:
Jolly Donut

Shawnee, OH
The Frigidaire sign hangs above an empty storefront.

Sidney Signs:
Spot Restaurant

Drake Motel
Springfield, OH
Reco Sporting Goods [gone]
Springfield, OH
Schuler's Bakery
Springfield, OH
The Drake Motel was built in 1950. Around 2008, this huge sign was repainted and the neon was removed. There was a Drake Motel in Indianapolis, IN with an identical sign. That motel was demolished around 2005. I don't know what happened with the sign. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Reco Sporting Goods specialized in uniforms and fishing supplies. Reco stood for "Recreation Equipment Co, Inc." The original store in South Bend, IN which opened in 1926 had a log cabin style facade. The sign was installed over the entrance. The company moved to this Springfield location in 1971 and brought the sign with them. In 2003, when this first photo was taken, the sign was installed on a pole on the roof. By 2009, the sign had been blown down in a storm onto the roof. The second photo above is from 2012. The hunter portion of the sign was in storage. The owner said he would like to restore the sign someday. By 2016, the store appeared closed and the sign was either gone or laying completely flat on the roof.

Schuler's Bakery has been here since 1935. The sign is probably from then. The store also has a great vintage interior. For more, see this website. [map]

Fred E. Peters & Sons [gone]
Springfield, OH
Brain Lumber Co.
Springfield, OH
The Fred E. Peters & Sons key shop opened here in 1960. The metal key on top might have been outlined with neon. By 2018, these signs were gone.

The Brain Lumber Co. was established in 1868. This business features an embossed plastic Sherwin-Williams Paints sign. These signs must have been mass-produced but I haven't seen another one like this. [map]

St. Paris Signs:
Gulf [gone]

Struthers Signs:
Rip's Liquor [map]

Sylvania Signs:
J&G Pizza Palace [map]

Roby's Nite Club [gone]
Toledo, OH
Schmucker's Restaurant
Toledo, OH
The Roby's Nite Club sign is probably from the 1940s or earlier. The wire mesh was installed long ago to protect the sign. The sign was removed in 2017. It is now at the American Sign Museum in Cincinnati, OH where it will be restored before being put on display.

Schmucker's Restaurant opened in 1948 as Schmucker's Dairy Bar. This sign is probably from then or shortly thereafter. My guess is that when Schmucker's became a full-scale restaurant, the text on the sign was changed from "Dairy Bar" to "Good Food". The sign is lit at night. For more, see this website. [map]

19th Hole
Toledo, OH
2011: 2012:
The 19th Hole bar opened in 1934. This sign may be from then. It is lit at night. By 2012, the sign had been repainted. For more, see this website. [map]

More Toledo Signs:
former Colonial Cleaners [map]
Glenbyrne Center [map]
Hotel Lorraine [map]
King Pin Lanes [gone]
Ottawa Tavern [map]
Uncle John's Pancake House

K's Hamburger Shop
Troy, OH
Tonquas Redman Club
Troy, OH
Partee Shop
Van Wert, OH
Balyeat's Coffee Shop
Van Wert, OH
K's Hamburger Shop opened in 1935. This sign was built in the 1940s. It was originally installed on a pole but then moved onto the building when the street was widened. The sign was restored in 2014. For more, see this website. [map]

The Tonquas Redman Club is part of the Improved Order of Red Men fraternal organization. This sign is probably from the late 1940s or 1950s. The red, green, and blue neon tubing was restored in the early 2000s. For more, see this website. [map]

The Partee Shop sign features a giant plastic Dr Pepper bottle. [map]

Balyeat's Coffee Shop opened in 1922. This sign was built in the late 1920s or early 1930s. The restaurant closed in 2016 and the sign was removed. It is now displayed inside the Central Insurance Company Building. For more, see this website.

More Van Wert Signs:
F.O.E. [map]
Jerry's Old South Tavern [map]

Warren Baking Co.
Warren, OH
Roush Hardware
Westerville, OH
Appliance Center
Wooster, OH
The Warren Baking Co. was founded in 1923. This sign might be from the 1950s. [map]

Roush Hardware was established in 1951. This sign appears to be from then. Around 2017, facade was remodeled. The Toys sign was moved to the right of the Roush sign. The Hardware sign was moved below the Roush sign. For more, see this website. [map]

The Wooster Appliance Center has been here since 1960. The sign was installed in 1964. As shown in this photo from 2009, the sign was missing the top and bottom parts of its bulb-studded arrow. In 2011, the store moved and this sign was removed. In 2013, the sign was reinstalled at the new location. The remaining part of the arrow was removed and a circle of bulbs was installed around the GE logo. The corrugated plastic panels are gone. They were all replaced with new plastic panels. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

More Warren Signs:
Echo Lanes Bowl
Freeway Lanes

Wellington Signs:
Fort's Restaurant

Willoughby Signs:
DavEd Jewelers

Youngstown Signs:
Schwebel Baking Company [map]

More Ohio Signs:
various theatres (various cities)

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American Sign Museum
Bob McDorman Chevrolet
(Canal Winchester)

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