South Carolina Signs (page 2)

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Vincent's Drugs
Hampton, SC
Yogi Bear's
Honey Fried Chicken
Hartsville, SC
Giant Burger
Laurens, SC
The Vincent's Drugs sign has either been reworked or restored recently. [map]

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. I don't know if Big Irvin was based on a real guy. This sign looks very similar to the Burger Castle signs in Florida. It's possible that this restaurant was a franchise of that company and this sign was adapted over the years. [map]

Hardeeville Signs:
Papa Joe's Fireworks

Latta Signs:
Patrick Henry Motor Lodge [map]

Marion Signs:
Midway Diner [gone]

Mullins Signs:
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 have been changed into plastic panel signs. One neon firecracker sign is still in place. However, in 2019, the sign's panels looked like they had been blown out by a storm. 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 both of its locations. [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.

Newberry Signs:
Purcell's Insurance [map]

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

Biddie Banquet
Orangeburg, SC
Frigidaire [gone]
Orangeburg, SC
The Biddie Banquet restaurant has been here since at least the 1960s. This neon chicken stands on top of their plastic sign. [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 Signs:
Dickson Shoe Shop

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

Seneca Signs:
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 Signs:
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.

Walterboro Signs:
Novit's [map]
Novit's Siegel [map]

West Columbia Signs:
WECO [map]

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