Rexall Drug Store Signs (page 2)

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former Rexall sign
Flagstaff, AZ
2012: 2017:
The former Rexall sign in Flagstaff has been repainted for the Mountain Sports store. I believe that Mountain Sports opened in 1980. The sign was repainted around 2015. [map]

Florence Drug
Florence, AZ
Florence Drug was still in operation when this photo was taken in 2012. By 2016, the store was gone but the sign was still there. This sign is probably from the 1940s or 1950s. [map]

MacAlpine's Restaurant & Soda Fountain
Phoenix, AZ
Willits Rexall Pharmacy [gone]
Willits, CA
MacAlpine's Restaurant & Soda Fountain opened in 1928 as a Rexall Drug Store. It has the oldest operating soda fountain in the Southwest. It is no longer a drug store but it still has wooden booths and a vintage soda fountain. For more, see website: this website. [map]

The Willits Rexall Pharmacy had been around since at least the 1940s. These photos are from 2008. The store closed in 2013 to become a Safeway Pharmacy. These signs were removed. The neon sign went to the Mendocino County Museum.

Ring's Rexall Drugs
Ferndale, CA
former Disernia Drugs
San Francisco, CA
Ring's Rexall Drugs is the oldest continually operating drug store in California. Ring's Pharmacy opened in 1896. There were previously orange and navy panels on the facade as well. [map]

Disernia Drugs opened in 1927 and closed in 1998. It remained vacant until 2009 when Baby Blues BBQ opened here. The drug store signs remain in place. These photos are from 2014. [map]

Reliable Rexall
San Francisco, CA


Reliable Rexall has been here since at least the late 1950s. The Reliable Compounding sign on the corner originally read Reliable Drugs and Liquors. The neon was removed and the panels were reworked sometime between 2006 and 2009. Around 2020, the overlay on the projecting sign on the corner was also changed. [map]

Shafter Drugs
Bakersfield, CA
Westside Drug Co.
Firebaugh, CA
Sun Time Sun Tanning
Goleta, CA
The Shafter Drugs sign was originally installed around 1949 in Shafter, CA. The sign was removed around 2005. I believe the store is still in operation. The photo of this sign was taken at the Kern County Museum in Bakersfield, CA where this sign and many other local signs are now displayed.

The Westside Drug Co. sign is installed on the side of the building. It must have been a projecting sign on the front of the building originally with both sides exposed. [map]

Sun Time Sun Tanning was closed but this repurposed Rexall sign remained when this photo was taken in 2012. The sign originally read "Goleta Rexall Drugs". In 2016, a Mexican restaurant moved into the space and this sign remains. For more, see this website. [map]

Robinson's Rexall Drugs
Placerville, CA
Vermillion's Rexall Drugs
Long Beach, CA
Robinson's Rexall Drugs was established in 1932 and is still open. [map]

The Vermillion's Rexall Drugs signs are probably from the 1950s and 1960s. By 2019, only the sign in the middle with the mortar and pestle remained. The letters on the sides of the building were replaced with modern versions. [map]

Allied Rexall Drugs [gone]
Long Beach, CA
Rexall Drugs [gone]
Oakland, CA
The Allied Rexall Drugs was operating as the Allied & Hopkins Pharmacy when this photo was taken in 2014. I assume that there was a projecting Rexall sign here originally. In 2016, these freestanding letters were replaced with plastic-faced letters. By 2019, those letters were gone and the drug store was gone.

This Rexall Drugs sign hung above the El Mercadito Market in recent years. The building housed Rex's Drug Store by 1954 and this sign was there then. The sign was still there in 2017 but gone by 2018.

Cotati Drugs
Cotati, CA
former Arlington Pharmacy
Kensington, CA
Cotati Drugs opened in 1961. The store is long gone but this sign remains. [map]

The Arlington Pharmacy closed in 2013. The store now houses the Country Cheese Company but these signs remain. The blade sign above the Rexall sign appears to be the older of the two. It has ripple tin panels. [map]

Lark Drugs Pharmacy
Guerneville, CA
The Lark Drugs Pharmacy sign is probably from the 1950s or earlier. While there are dozens of these Rexall signs still scattered around the country, only a few are still lit at night. I believe they were lit with red originally. These red, white, and blue colors were probably added later. The drug store has been there since the late 1800s. [map]

Bell Rexall Drugs
Emeryville, CA
The Bell Rexall Drugs sign was originally located in San Francisco. It is now installed inside the Neon Works sign shop.

Croal's Rexall Drugs
Barstow, CA
Croal's Rexall Drugs is still operating. For more, see this website. [map]

The Los Banos Drug Company
Los Banos, CA
The Los Banos Drug Company store opened in the 1930s. There is still a lunch counter inside. For more, see this website. [map]

Soledad Pharmacy
Soledad, CA
The Soledad Pharmacy features the classic neon Rexall sign as well as a backlit plastic, under canopy sign and Rexall door pulls. The top "Soledad" panel appears to be tacked over the original business name. [map]

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