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Oklahoma City Signs (page 2)

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Art's TV Sales & Service
Oklahoma City, OK
Home Savings and
Loan Association
Oklahoma City, OK
American
Automatic Transmissions
Oklahoma City, OK
Shartel
Shopping Center [gone]
Oklahoma City, OK
Art's TV Sales & Service is gone but this sign remains. It is probably from the 1950s. [map]

The Home Savings and Loan Association was established in 1929. The company moved to this location in 1957. This sign is probably from then. [map]

American Automatic Transmissions was established in 1965 and this sign appears to be from then. For more, see this website. [map]

The Shartel Shopping Center was built in the 1950s. Shortly after this photo was taken in 2006, the sign was demolished. The shopping center is now known as Shartel Plaza. For more, see this website.

Joel Coley Lumber
Oklahoma City, OK
2011: 2020:
The Joel Coley Lumber sign originally had neon and the man held an animated hammer. By 2007, the sign had been repainted for a pawn shop and the man was holding a wad of cash. It has been repainted a few times since then. [map]

Portland Shops
Oklahoma City, OK
Springdale Shops
Oklahoma City, OK
Warr Acres Shops
Warr Acres, OK
The Portland Shops are located on Portland Avenue. This sign is probably from the 1950s. [map]

The Springdale Shops were built in 1957. This sign appears to be from then. [map]

Warr Acres Shops sign is probably from the 1950s. [map]

National Saddlery
Oklahoma City, OK
Cattlemen's Steakhouse
Oklahoma City, OK
The National Saddlery store opened in 1926. This sign is probably from the 1940s or 1950s. Since 2008, the building has housed the Stockyards Sarsaparilla soda, candy, and gift shop. [map]

The Cattlemen's Steakhouse opened as the Cattlemen's Cafe in 1910. The pole sign has been there since at least the mid-1950s. The facade sign is probably from the same time or shortly after that. For more, see this website. [map]

Park Plaza Shops [gone]
Oklahoma City, OK
former Split-T Bar
Oklahoma City, OK
Capitol Hill Savings
& Loan Association
Oklahoma City, OK
PhotoArt Studios
Oklahoma City, OK
The Park Plaza Shops sign was probably from the 1950s. It was damaged by wind in 2017 and has been removed.

The Split-T Bar was a drive-in restaurant which opened in 1953. The restaurant closed and the building was demolished in 2000. The sign was adapted by a Sonic drive-in which was built across the street. The "Char Broiled" text was replaced with the Sonic name. The "Split-T" refers to a football formation. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Capitol Hill Savings & Loan Association sign was built and installed around 2019. It was based on a sign which was installed here by the mid-1960s. The design suggests that the original sign was probably built in the 1950s. [map]

PhotoArt Studios was established in 1990. In 2005, the business moved to this location and restored the building and adapted the sign. The building houses a gallery and event space. I believe this sign originally advertised for Quality Cleaners which occupied the building in 1960. [map]

Bill & Irene's Flowers
Oklahoma City, OK
Bill & Irene's Flowers was established in 1935. The sign is probably from the 1950s. I believe the store closed around 2017 but these signs remain. For more, see this website. [map]

Beverly's Pancake Corner
Oklahoma City, OK
2006: 2011:
Beverly's Pancake Corner was originally part of an Oklahoma City chain which was founded in 1921. Of the eight Beverly's Restaurant locations, this is the only one left. Beverly and Rubye Osborne developed "Chicken in the Rough" in 1936. The meal which is still served at this restaurant consists of fried chicken, shoestring potatoes, hot biscuits and honey. By 1950, there were 250 franchised outlets serving Chicken in the Rough. In 2008, Beverly's Pancake Corner moved to a new location. The chicken part of the sign was saved and is displayed inside the front window. I don't know what happened to the rest of the sign. The Palms Krystal Bar & Grill in Port Huron, MI still serves Chicken in the Rough and has a neon sign. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3.

Nichols Hills Cleaners
Oklahoma City, OK
Whitton Supply Co.
Oklahoma City, OK
Grace
Cleaners [gone]
Oklahoma City, OK
Chieftain Motel [gone]
Oklahoma City, OK
Nichols Hills Cleaners sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. The arrow is animated. For more, see this website. [map]

The Whitton Supply Co. was founded in 1945. This sign appears to be from the 1950s. The top panel appears much more recent and was probably a replacement. [map]

The Grace Cleaners sign was probably from the 1940s or 1950s. By 2015, the sign had been adapted to read "Arts District, 529 W. Main". For more, see this website. [map]

The Chieftain Motel was built in 1954 and this sign was probably from then. These photos are from 2012. By 2014, the big red arrow was gone. By 2015, the rest of the sign was gone.

American Butane & Propane
Oklahoma City, OK
Club House Market
Oklahoma City, OK
EMSCO Electric Supply Co.
Oklahoma City, OK
American Butane & Propane was founded in 1936. The company is now known as the American Propane Gas Company. This sign is probably from the 1950s. [map]

The Club House Market opened in 1947 and this sign may be from then. [map]

The EMSCO Electric Supply Co. was established in 1948 and this sign is probably from then or slightly later. The sign is now behind the building in the parking lot. [map]

Calvary Baptist Church
Oklahoma City, OK
Classen Inn
Oklahoma City, OK
The Calvary Baptist Church was built in 1923. The building was restored in 2013 for the Dan Davis Law Firm. The windows and other details were preserved. The neon sign is a replica from then. The original sign was probably from the 1940s or 1950s. [map]

The Classen Inn was built in 1963. The motel and sign were completely refurbished in 2020. Supposedly, the sign had three "spinning globes" originally. I have not been able to find any postcards or vintage photos that show what the sign looked like originally. My theory is that there was only one "globe" originally and that there were just spikes on the sides (not the discs that are there now). Someone gave the owners the globe while they were restoring the property. It was supposedly part of the original sign. If so, it was probably painted red originally. These signs flashed but they did not revolve. For more, see this website. [map]

Comfort Incorporated
Oklahoma City, OK
Comfort Incorporated was established in 1953 as an air conditioning and heating business. This sign might be from then. It originally had neon. When the business moved in 2006, this sign was moved to the new location. [map]

More Oklahoma City Signs:
66 Bowl (now Chandler, OK)
Airline Motel [vintage; gone]
Airline Pharmacy [vintage; gone]
Capitol Club [vintage; gone]
Colcord Hotel
Ed Reynolds Flowers [vintage; gone]
Exchange Pharmacy
Epperson Photo [gone]
Faucet Parts Center [gone]
Flamingo Motel [vintage; gone]
Hik-Ry Pit [gone]
Industrial Plumbing & Heating
Plaza Court
Sheet Metal Service Co. [gone]
Sunshine Laundry

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