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Tennessee Signs (page 2)

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Williams Wholesale
& Supply
Cookeville, TN
Maddux Hardware
Cookeville, TN
Masonic Lodge
Cookeville, TN
Spring St.
Super Market
Cookeville, TN
Bob Johnson
Auto Sales
Cookeville, TN
Bonanza Homes
Cookeville, TN
Williams Wholesale & Supply, an electrical supply and lighting center, features a light bulb pole sign. [map]

Maddox Furniture opened in 1940 and closed in 2005. By 2011, the wording on the bottom of the sign had been changed from "Hardware Furniture" to "Building 1928". [map]

The Cookeville Masonic Lodge features a milk glass globe sign which were used at other lodges such as this one in Oregon, IL. [map]

The Spring St. Super Market sign appears to be from the 1950s. For more, see this website. [map]

The Bob Johnson Auto Sales sign must have had neon originally. The sign probably advertised for another business and was repainted at some point. [map]

This sign advertised for Bonanza Homes, a local chain of mobile home dealers. This sign was built around 1969 and originally revolved. Bonanza Homes went out of business around 1980. The chain was initially part of an Atlanta-based nationwide franchise operation which used these signs at other locations with various names. This photo is from 2008. In 2014, the sign was still there. There was another one of these signs in Knoxville, TN. [map]

There was another Bonanza Homes sign, now gone, in Bowling Green, KY at an Upside Down Charlie location. Other examples of these signs are/were in Sulphur Springs, TX, San Bernardino, CA, Decatur, GA [gone], Muscle Shoals, AL, and Salida, CA. These signs in Dallas, TX might have had Bonanza Homes panels originally or possibly been inspired by these signs. If you know of any others, I'd love to hear about them.

Hour-O-Matic
Cleaners [gone]
Cookeville, TN
One Hour Martinizing
Cookeville, TN
The Hour-O-Matic Cleaners was probably not the original name of this dry cleaners. This photo is from 2008. By 2013, there store was still there but this sign was gone. I believe there was a nationwide chain that used these signs but I don't know the name. It might have been simply "One Hour Cleaners." There are a couple of other examples in Indiana.

There are several One Hour Martinizing stores in town. This one features an old sign and a mid-century modern building. The sign was probably all neon at one time and updated with plastic boxes. For other examples of Martinizing buildings, see this page. [map]

More Cookeville Signs:
Cream City Ice Cream
Southern Motel

Dandridge Signs:
Tinsley-Bible Drugs

Grand Old Hatchery
Dickson, TN
The Grand Old Hatchery was founded in 1926 as the Dickson Hatchery, a chicken hatchery. In 1944, the company moved here and became a feed store and hatchery. In 1986, the store was converted into a musical venue featuring bluegrass and country music. [map]

More Dickson Signs:
Bowl-O-Rena

Donelson Signs:
Donelson Lanes

Dyersburg Signs:
Dixie Liquor [gone]

Sanitary Cleaners
East Ridge, TN
Eidson
Restaurant [gone]
East Ridge, TN
VFW Post 2166
Elizabethton, TN
Sanitary Cleaners opened around 1960. The pole of its sign has been swallowed up by the building's roof from expansion. By 2019, the building was vacant. The sign's plastic panels are gone but the neon panels are still there. [map]

The Eidson Restaurant opened in 1953. It closed in 2010. This photo is from 2005. In 2014, the building was still vacant and the sign was still there. The sign was gone in 2017.

VFW Post 2166 features this Iwo Jima style sign and doubles as a flagpole. It must have had neon at one time. [map]

Erin Signs:
Linda B's Kitchen [map]

Etowah Signs:
Holiday Terrace Motel

Franklin Signs:
Gray's Drugs

Gainesboro Signs:
Gainesboro Drugs

Gallatin Signs:
Blue's Jewelry [map]
Swaney-Swift Drugs

31-W Liquor Store
Goodlettsville, TN
Mid-Town
Motel [gone]
Harriman, TN
Loretta Lynn's Kitchen
Hurricane Mills, TN
The 31-W Liquor Store sign appears to be from the 1950s. [map]

This photo of the Mid-Town Motel sign is from 2005. By 2007, the sign was gone.

This neon sign at Loretta Lynn's Kitchen is installed above the restaurant's plastic box sign. Does anyone know when this place opened? [map]

Greeneville Signs:
First National Bank flag [map]

More Harriman Signs:
Fire Hall

Kelly Foods [gone]
Jackson, TN
Kelly Foods was established in 1938. The company produced sausages and other meat products. It went bankrupt in 2003. This sign originally had neon. These photos are from 2010. The building appeared to still be vacant in 2013. The sign disappeared sometime between then and 2016.

West Main Motors
Jackson, TN
Hub City Blueprint
Jackson, TN
2007: 2010: 2010: 2021:
The West Main Motors neon sign was replaced around 2009. Apparently, the neon hat was animated and moved up and down. For more, see this website.

Hub City Blueprint was established in 1973 and this sign is probably from then. It was repainted around 2017. [map]

Westside Cleaners
Jackson, TN
Leeper Hardware
Jefferson City, TN
Pepsi [gone]
Johnson City, TN
Westside Cleaners opened in 1947. It appears to be from the 1950s. This photo is from 2011. By 2015, the store had closed but the sign was still there. The owner was hoping to restore the sign and install it at the company's downtown location. However, that never happened and the sign remains at the closed location. [map]

Leeper Hardware features a giant hammer sign. [map]

This Pepsi billboard was located next to I-26. It had been there since at 1981. It was removed in 2019.

More Johnson City Signs:
Quik & Grady Cleaners
Shamrock Beverage & Tobacco Shop