Pennsylvania Signs (page 3)

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Pittsburgh Paints [gone]
Lancaster, PA
Ligonier Beach [gone]
Ligonier, PA
This Pittsburgh Paints sign was located at Pittsburgh Coatings & Supply Co. These embossed plastic signs were mass-produced. However, only a few of them are still on display. The store and this sign were gone by 2017.

Ligonier Beach, a restaurant and swim club, opened in 1925. The beach is actually a giant-sized pool. It closed after flooding in 2018. The photo above is from 2007. A replica of the sign was created in 2013. However, by 2022, the sign was gone. The pole had become unstable and the sign is currently in storage. For more, see this website.

Lans-Bowl [gone]

Pushnik's Diner [gone]


Blu Tavern & Motel
Llewellyn, PA
Pauley's Electric Shop [gone]
Maxatawny, PA
Theatre Bar
McKeesport, PA
The Blu Tavern & Motel, aka Massari's Blu Tavern, was established in 1946. The restaurant moved here in 1952 and erected this sign. This photo is from 2010. The sign has been restored since then. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Pauley's Electric Shop was gone but this sign was still there in 2009 when this photo was taken. The sign was still there in 2013 but gone by 2015. These Philco signs were mass-produced with the name of the business inserted in the horizontal band.

The Theatre Bar appears to be from the 1940s. By 2021, the first "E" in Theatre was missing. For more, see this website. [map]

Johnnie's Motel

Quality Cleaners
McKees Rocks, PA
Wunder Bar
Midland, PA
Quality Cleaners features a great-looking diamond-patterned facade and stylish plastic signs. [map]

The Wunder Bar sign is probably from the 1950s. It is lit at night. For more, see this website. [map]

Milford Motel [gone]
Milford, PA
Jerry Kitman Finer Furniture [gone]
Millvale, PA
The Milford Motel sign was probably from the 1950s. It was still there in 2015 but gone in 2018. It was replaced with a backlit plastic sign for the FairBridge Inn. For more, see this website.

Jerry Kitman Finer Furniture was established in 1943. The facade was covered with vitrolite glass tiles. By 2016, the store, the tiles and sign were gone.

Loyal Order of Moose

Leeser's Shoe Store

Pine Burr Inn [gone]
Mount Carmel, PA
Hank's Frozen Custard
& Mexican Food
New Brighton, PA
This photo of the Pine Burr Inn is from 2007. By 2009, it was replaced with a plastic box sign.

Hank's Frozen Custard opened in 1947. The artist's palette sign was meant to represent the multitude of flavors sold. Hank's began selling Mexican Food around 1960. The original stand was replaced in 2001 with a much larger building. There is another location in Conneaut Lake, PA which opened in 1952. That stand is independently operated. For more, see this website. For more frozen custard stands, see this page. [map]

New Bloomfield:
Bloomfield Pharmacy [gone]

New Castle:
Business Lounge [gone]
Shenango Bowl-A-Way [gone]

Myers Drug
Store [gone]
Norristown, PA
Bob's Flower Shop
Northampton, PA
Nor-Pole Drive Thru [gone]
Orangeville, PA
The Myers Drug Store sign might have been from the 1940s or 1950s. It obviously had neon originally. The store closed in 2020 and the sign is gone now.

Bob's Flower Shop opened in 1940. This neon sign may be from then or shortly after. [map]

The Nor-Pole Drive Thru sign was installed on the roof of the Creekside Family Restaurant. The sign was probably from the 1950s or 1960s. The building appeared to be much more recent. This photo is from 2012. In 2013, the building was destroyed by a fire. Later that year, the sign was gone.

More Norristown:
R.A. Reigner Plumbing & Heating [gone]

North Wales:
AMC 309 Cinema 9

Diversified Exteriors

Paxtang Grill

Max L. Fainberg
Plymouth, PA
Bob Weaver Chevrolet
Buick Pontiac [gone]
Pottsville, PA
Bicycles [gone]
Pottsville, PA
Max L. Fainberg Furniture had been here since around 1910. The store closed in 2014. These signs are probably from the 1950s. [map]

These Pontiac and Buick signs were at Bob Weaver Chevrolet Buick Pontiac. They were installed by the Pope Motor Company which previously occupied the building. The Pontiac sign came from another dealership which updated their signs in 1964 just as Pope began selling Pontiacs. The Buick sign was from Pope's original location. Pope began selling Buicks in 1937 so the sign was probably from then. Pope had both signs restored in 2002. These photos are from 2010. By 2013, the building had been remodeled and the signs were gone.

This Weller's Bicycles sign is probably from the 1960s. These signs were mass-produced with different business names added. The bike shop is gone but this sign remained for many years. It was gone by 2018.

Port Marion:

Weitzenkorn's Clothing

Paul Beatty Jewelers
Punxsutawney, PA
Punxsutawney, PA
Paul Beatty Jewelers opened in 1950. This appears to be their original sign. [map]

Punxsutawney is the self-proclaimed "weather capital of the world". Since 1887, the town's groundhog has been forecasting the number of weeks until the arrival of Spring weather. The Groundhog sign on the left was installed downtown in 1991. It was about 24' tall and built from nine sheets of plywood by local volunteers. The sign was moved to Joe's Drive-in when a McDonald's was built at its former site. During the move, the top hat was damaged and repaired. A replica of the sign appeared in the Bill Murray 1993 movie "Groundhog Day". The sign was covered with a Santa hat during the Christmas holidays. After the first photo was taken in 2007, the sign was removed for "restoration". It finally reappeared in 2010 as a new sign, photo at right. [map]

Loyal Order of Moose [gone]
Quakertown, PA
Ford Tractor
Quakertown, PA
This Loyal Order of Moose sign was protected behind plexiglass. This photo is from 2010. The sign was gone by 2013.

This Ford Tractor sign is located at Keller's Farm Machinery. The dealership is still in business. However, this sign is obviously not in working condition. This photos is from 2009. By 2013, the sign had been apparently hit by a truck and was damaged at the bottom. [map]

Arthur Bloom
& Son
Reading, PA
Jimmie Kramer's Peanut Bar
Reading, PA
John's Hardware [gone]
Reynoldsville, PA
Fraternal Order
of Eagles [gone]
Reynoldsville, PA
The Arthur Bloom & Son Furniture store is long gone but this sign remains. [map]

Jimmie Kramer's Peanut Bar was established in 1924. The store was moved to this location in 1933. [map]

This photo of the John's Hardware sign is from 2006. The business and sign were both gone by 2009. The sign was seen in the yard of an antiques store in Brookville, PA in 2015.

The Fraternal Order of Eagles sign was probably from the 1950s. This photo is from 2006. By 2013, a new sign had taken its place.

DeAngelis Donuts

Wayne Carl Garage

La Trattoria
Scranton, PA
Miller's Mini-Mart [gone]
Sewickley, PA
The La Trattoria Pasta Man sign is either a new sign or a completely refurbished one. [map]

Miller's Mini-Mart featured this giant pack of cigarettes sign. I have not seen one like it anywhere else. This photo is from 2007. The text sign is still there but the cigarettes sign was gone by 2008.

More Scranton:
Chippewa Boots
Electric City
Penn Furniture

Coney Island Lunch

Jenny Products
Somerset, PA
St. Marys, PA
The Jenny Products revolving globe sign towers next to its factory along the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The company makes steam cleaners and high-pressure washers and has been in business since 1927. The globe was built in the late 1960s and is made of fiberglass. The globe was repainted around 2005. For more, see this website. [map]

This Pepsi-Cola bottling plant features a huge plastic bottle cap sign. It is illuminated at night. [map]

More Somerset:
Summit Diner

El-Jay Jewelers [gone]
Tamaqua, PA
Klein's Motel [gone]
Temple, PA
Sunshine Beer Haus [gone]
Temple, PA
The El-Jay Jewelers building was vacant when this photo was taken in 2010. By 2015, the letters were gone but the vitrolite facade was still there.

Klein's Motel featured a nice plastic sign in 2003 when this photo was taken. The motel is still there but there is now a plastic box sign.

The Sunshine Beer Haus sign partially revealed lettering for Ciotti's Market when this photo was taken in 2003. Sunshine had moved into the building in 1976. The business is now known as Sunshine Beverage Inc. This sign has been replaced with plastic box sign.

More Temple:
Schell's: 1, 2 [map]

Titusville, PA
This Ford sign is installed at Schwab's Ford. [map]

Twin Oaks:

Victor's Cafe
West Lawn, PA
Deluxe Windows & Doors [gone]
West Lawn, PA
Victor's Cafe has what appears to be a recently refurbished or adapted vintage sign. [map]

Deluxe Windows & Doors has been around since the early 1950s. This sign was installed on the building's canopy. This photo is from 2009. The sign was still there in 2011 but gone by 2015. The business was still there.

Tri County Tire

Observer-Reporter [map]

West Mifflin:
Kennywood Park

Top Hat Formalwear [gone]
Whitehall, PA
Egypt Star
Whitehall, PA
Hour Glass [gone]
Wilkes-Barre, PA
Fraternal Order
of Eagles [gone]
York, PA
Top Hat Formalwear was established in 1948. This sign might have been a fairly modern replacement for an earlier sign. The store moved in 2021 and this sign was removed.

The Egypt Star Bakery was founded around 1940. There are other locations in Allentown and Coplay. For more, see this website. [map]

The Donahue's Hour Glass sign's bottom panel originally had neon that read "Seafood, Steak, Chops." This photo is from 2010. The sign was still there in 2015 but gone by 2016.

This Fraternal Order of Eagles sign was probably from the 1950s. This photo is from 2010. By 2012, the sign was gone.

Willow Grove:
Weinrich's Bakery [map]

More York:
Lincoln-Way Lanes
Consolidated Freightways [now Kansas City, MO]

More Pennsylvania:
Rexall Drug Stores (various cities)

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