South Carolina Signs (page 2)

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Vincent's Drugs [gone]
Hampton, SC
Yogi Bear's
Honey Fried Chicken
Hartsville, SC
Giant Burger
Laurens, SC
The Vincent's Drugs sign was probably from the 1940s or 1950s. The store had closed and the sign was gone by 2023.

This Yogi Bear's Honey Fried Chicken is the only survivor in the chain. These restaurants, owned/franchised by Hardee's, were built in the Southeast in the 1960s and 1970s. There was another sign here, too, which is gone. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Whiteford's Giant Burger opened in 1957. The sign's giant man was later named "Big Irvin" after the owner's brother who had a similar build and stature. This sign looks very similar to the Burger Castle signs in Florida. I don't believe that this location was a franchise of that chain but it's possible that this sign was inspired by those. Big Irvin originally held a milkshake with a blue and white striped cup. In 1999, that was changed to a Coca-Cola cup. This photo is from 2009. In 2023, the Coca-Cola cup was replaced with one for Pepsi. [map]

Papa Joe's Fireworks

Patrick Henry Motor Lodge [map]

Midway Diner [gone]

Barringer's Jewelers [map]

Gay Dolphin Gift Cove
Myrtle Beach, SC
Dynamite Fireworks [gone]
Myrtle Beach, SC
Mr. Fireworks [gone]
Myrtle Beach, SC
mini golf [gone]
North Myrtle Beach, SC
The Gay Dolphin Gift Cove opened in the 1960s and this sign is from then. This photo is from 2004. In 2013, the neon letters were replaced with backlit plastic letters. [map]

There used to be several of these Dynamite Fireworks signs in Myrtle Beach. This sign is gone. At least two of them were changed into plastic panel signs. One neon firecracker sign was still in place. However, in 2019, the sign's panels looked like they had been blown out by a storm. A rectangular plastic box replaced it. For more, see this website. [map]

This Mr. Fireworks pinwheel sign is gone now. This photo was taken in 2004. The company now has neon firecracker signs at this location. There is also another location up the street and a location in North Myrtle Beach, SC. [map]

This old sign stood for many years at an abandoned mini golf course. This photo is from 2007. The sign was gone by 2013.

Purcell's Insurance [map]

More North Myrtle Beach:
Dino's House of Pancakes [map]

Biddie Banquet
Orangeburg, SC
Frigidaire [gone]
Orangeburg, SC
The Biddie Banquet restaurant opened in 1963. This neon chicken might have come from an earlier business at this location or somewhere else. [map]

This embossed Frigidaire sign was apparently abandoned. There have been a few unrelated businesses in the space below it. By 2018, the sign was gone.

More Orangeburg:
Dickson Shoe Shop

Rock Hill:
Baker's Shoe Service [vintage; gone]

Time Drive-in [map]

Simple Simon Shoppes [gone]
Spartanburg, SC
St. George, SC
The Simple Simon Shoppes sign advertises for "Judy's Simple Simon" coffee shop. Judy's also had a Sputnik type sign on the roof. The restaurant was originally located up the block. When they relocated here sometime after 1968, they brought the neon sign with them. There were three other locations in Spartanburg. This is the only one left. In 2017, the restaurant moved to a new location in town. The old building was demolished for new development. The neon sign and Sputnik sign were sold.

The Weeks Department Store sign is probably from the 1950s. This is the only Star Brand Shoes sign that I know of still on display. [map]

More Spartanburg:
Fowler Brothers Cleaners
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Sugar N Spice Drive-in

GE Appliances
Walhalla, SC
Neely Drugs [gone]
York, SC
This GE Appliances sign used to advertise for the Nu-Deal Furniture Co. It is tucked away behind the main street in a parking lot. [map]

Neely Drugs opened around 1952 and closed in 2000. This photo is from 2010. This sign was still there in 2012. It was gone by 2016. There are only a few of these Walgreen Agency signs on public display now including this one in Columbia, MS.

Novit's [map]
Novit's Siegel [map]

West Columbia:
WeCo: 1, 2 [map]

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