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Oklahoma Signs (page 3)

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Chouteau Signs:
Mr. B's Drive-in
Monterey Motel

Christ's
Outpost RV Park
Claremore, OK
Round-up Motel [gone]
Claremore, OK
The Christ's Outpost RV Park is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. The sign was in bad shape in 2016. This photo is from 2019. I don't know if this was always an RV Park or if "Christ's" name was added later. For more, see this website. [map]

The Round-up Motel is long gone. This sign was restored and is now part of a private collection. In 2007, when this photo was taken, it was on display inside the Tulsa Convention Center, now the Cox Business Center. I don't know if that was a temporary exhibit or if it is still there. For more, see this website. [photo thanks Glenda Campbell]

McLain Rogers Park
Clinton, OK
Cook's Flowers
Drumright, OK
McLain Rogers Park was built from 1934-1937. This is the original sign and entrance gate. For more, see this website. [map]

Cook's Flowers was established in 1949. This sign is probably from then. [map]

More Clinton Signs:
Rio Siesta Motel: 1, 2 [gone]

Coyle Signs:
Borden's Ice Cream [vintage; gone]

Crescent Signs:
Hoods Drugs

Duncan Signs:
Cordell Studio

Shell
Elk City, OK
Ranger Motel
El Reno, OK
Lot-A-Burger
Enid, OK
These Shell gas station signs were produced in the 1960s. Although thousands of them were made, very few are still on display. The background and letters were originally painted red. The gas station is either gone or there never was one at this location. [map]

The Ranger Motel sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. Vintage photos show that this sign has always been a combination of plastic and neon. However, there were two other neon signs which preceded it. [map]

Lot-A-Burger opened in 1952 as Lotta-Burger. This sign is from then. By the late 1950s, there were other Lotta-Burger locations in Tulsa, Bartlesville, Alva, Muskogee, and in Texas in Amarillo, Lubbock, and San Antonio. [map]

More Elk City Signs:
Flamingo Motel [gone; vintage]

More El Reno Signs:
Jobe's Charcoalburger [gone]

More Enid Signs:
Charburg [vintage; gone]
VFW Post #2270

JM's Restaurant
Eufala, OK
Mac's Drive-Inn
Fort Gibson, OK
JM's Restaurant opened in 1955. This sign is probably from the 1960s. The restaurant was destroyed by a fire in 2016 but rebuilt. [map]

Mac's Drive-Inn opened 1963 and this sign is from then. There was an effort to restore the sign in 2011. However, this photo was taken in 2019 and nothing has happened. [map]

Fairview Signs:
Jensen's of Fairview

Gage Signs:
Lakeside Motel [gone]

Hotpoint Appliances
Grandfield, OK
This Hotpoint Appliances sign is installed above the long-closed Tisdale Electric Co. business. [map]

Granite Signs:
Kaiser Frazer [map]

American Legion
Guthrie, OK
2011: 2020:
This American Legion post was established in 1957 and this sign is most likely from then. Patched holes indicate that the sign had neon originally. The sign was repainted by 2012. [map]

Bethel Baptist Church
Healdton, OK
Sutherland Well Supply
Healdton, OK
The Bethel Baptist Church sign is probably from the 1950s. [map]

Sutherland Well Supply was established in 1945. This sculptural sign is probably from the 1960s. [map]

Hobart Signs:
Stanley's Furniture

Isle of Capri
Krebs, OK
Surplus City USA
Lawton, OK
The Isle of Capri opened in 1950 and this sign appears to be from then. For more, see this website. [map]

Surplus City USA was established in 1947. This sign is probably from the 1950s. The store closed in 2013 but this sign remains. In 2016, there were plans to develop the property. However, nothing had happened by 2018. [map]

More Krebs Signs:
Pete's Place

Langley Signs:
Cliff Pat Motel

More Lawton Signs:
Dana Forgy Motors [gone]

O'Daniel's Jewelry
McAlester, OK
Harris Auto Sales
McAlester, OK
Mobilgas
McAlester, OK
O'Daniel's Jewelry was established in 1934. This sign is probably from the 1950s. The store is gone but this sign remains. [map]

The Harris Auto Sales sign is probably not all that old. It consists of separate text panels with neon attached to and extending off of the metal can. [map]

This Mobilgas sign is installed above the former Red Horse Tire Center. The sign which came from a Mobil gas station originally had white painted details and neon. It would have looked like this one. Around 2013, the sign was removed and repainted. The neon was replaced with LED strips. The neon tubing holes were patched. [map]

Miami Signs:
Cherokee Motel [vintage; gone]
Waylan's Ku-Ku

Lockheed
Shopping Center [gone]
Midwest City, OK
The Lockheed Shopping Center sign originally had a revolving white beacon light on top. In 2008, the sign was hit by a truck. In 2009, the sign was removed.

More Midwest City Signs:
Planet Bowl

McEntee's Diamonds
Muskogee, OK
Central Baptist Church
Muskogee, OK
McEntee's Diamonds was founded in 1905 and closed in the late 1980s. This sign appears to be from the 1940s or 1950s. It was restored in 2009 by the building's new owner. There was an identical sign in Tulsa. For more, see this website. [map]

The Central Baptist Church sign appears to be from the late 1940s or 1950s. [map]

Roy McGraw Used Cars
Muskogee, OK
2011: 2019:
Roy McGraw Used Cars has been around since 1954. This sign appears to be from then. By 2018, the sign's neon had been removed and the text panels had been painted black. [map]

Muskogee Hotel
Muskogee, OK
Lakeland Shopping Center
Muskogee, OK
The Muskogee Hotel opened in 1923. It has been abandoned since 1996 but this sign remains. The sign appears to be from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

The Lakeland Shopping Center was built in 1958 and this sign is from then. The sign originally had an incredible top part. [map]

H.E. Ketchum Lumber [gone]
Muskogee, OK
H.E. Ketchum Lumber was established in 1907 and moved to this location around 1920. When the owners moved again in 1985, this sign was left behind. This photo is from 2011. The sign was still there in 2012 but gone by 2016.

More Muskogee Signs:
Gaddy Drug

Newcastle Liquor
Newcastle, OK
Richardson Fuel Company [gone]
Nowata, OK
Silver
Saddle Motel
Nowata, OK
Newcastle Liquor sign might be from the 1960s but that's just a guess. It has been there since at least 2007. The sign was repainted sometime after 2016. This photo is from 2020. For more, see this website. [map]

The Richardson Fuel Company was later known as Burns Propane Company. This photo is from 2011. The sign was still there in 2014 but gone by 2015.

The Silver Saddle Motel sign is probably from the 1950s. [map]

Norman Signs:
Star Skate
Van's Pig Stand

More Nowata Signs:
Savoy Hotel

First National Bank
Okeene, OK
Yeatts Home Furnishings and Appliances
Pauls Valley, OK
Ranch Burger
Pawnee, OK
This First National Bank opened in 1916. It moved to this location in 1962. This sign may be from then. [map]

Yeatts Home Furnishings and Appliances was established in 1947. I believe the store moved here in 1958. This sign might be from then. [map]

The Ranch Burger sign is probably from the 1950s. [map]

Masonic Temple
Perry, OK
Kumback Lunch
Perry, OK
Norris Motor Co.
Ponca City, OK
This Masonic Temple was built in 1924. The sign might be from the 1930s. It appears that it had backlit glass letters and symbols originally. [map]

The Kumback Lunch opened in 1926. The blade sign might be from the 1940s or so. The marquee-like sign was installed sometime after the mid-1990s. For more, see this website. [map]

The Norris Motor Co. had been established by the early 1950s. This sign may be from then or slightly later. The building has housed Van's Vacs, a vacuum store, since at least 2009 but this sign remains. [map]

More Ponca City Signs:
John's Apparel [map]
Smith Furniture [gone]

Prue Signs:
Dairy Mart

Thomas Restaurant
Pryor, OK
2006: 2011: 2019:
The Thomas Restaurant opened in 1952 and this rooftop sign was installed then. It was produced in Canada. The restaurant was destroyed by fire in 2006 shortly after the first two photos above were taken. In 2007, the restaurant was rebuilt and this freestanding, replica sign was created. [map]

Signs of the Times Event Center [gone]
Sapulpa, OK
The Signs of the Times Event Center opened around 2015 and closed in 2020. It was owned by Larry White and the interior featured many signs and antiques from the owner's, Larry White, collection. There was also an opal glass drug store sign on display. The space was rented for weddings, business and group gatherings, birthdays, and other events. The VFW sign is located down the street next to the former gas station with Gulf signs. I believe that building is also owned by Larry White. The Gulf sign is still there. I assume that the rest of this sign collection is now private or in storage.

More Sapulpa Signs:
Starlite Skate Center

Western Motel
Sayre, OK
Kickapoo Motel
Shawnee, OK
Fleetwood Motel
Shawnee, OK
The Western Motel in Sayre has been around since at least the 1960s. The sign is probably from the 1950s. [map]

The Kickapoo Motel sign appears to be from the 1960s. This photo is from 2006. By 2011, many of the plastic panels were missing. [map]

The Fleetwood Motel sign appears to be from the 1950s. In 2021, the owner was considering replacing the sign with a plastic sign. [map]

More Sayre Signs:
Sunset Motel [vintage; gone]

Seminole Signs:
Canadian Valley Electric Cooperative

More Shawnee Signs:
Shawnee Bowl
Van's Pig Stand

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