Texas Signs (page 10)

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Reliable Cleaners
Orange, TX
Shoe Store
Palestine, TX
Tex-Ann Motel
Palestine, TX
The Reliable Cleaners sign appears to be from the 1950s or 1960s. From 2012-2013, the neon was removed and the sign was repainted. This photo is from 2018. For more, see this website. [map]

The L&L Shoe Store sign was adapted in the 1950s. The letters underneath the L&L panel read "PAL" for the Pal Theatre. For more, see this website. [map]

The Tex-Ann Motel sign is probably from the 1950s. By 2023, this was a Rodeway Inn and the round panel had been painted white. For more, see this website. [map]

More Palestine:
City Shoe Shop
Johnnie Herrington Insurance

Palo Pinto Cafe [gone]
Palo Pinto, TX
Sisters Spudnuts
Pampa, TX
The Palo Pinto Cafe was still in business when this photo was taken in 2011. The neon on this sign, including the freestanding tree, appeared to be intact. By 2012, the cafe had closed and the sign was gone. The sign was last seen, only briefly, in 2018 in an antiques store in Weatherford, TX.

The Sisters Spudnuts donut shop has been closed since the late 1970s but this sign remains and the space below is still vacant. This "S" sign previously advertised for Service Liquor in the late 1950s. The partially covered up middle panel originally read "LIQUOR." It read "ERVICE" above that to the right of the "S". [map]

W.M. House
Jewelry [gone]
Paris, TX
Tropic Restaurant [gone]
Paris, TX
E-Z 1 Food Store
Pasadena, TX
The W.M. House Jewelry sign appeared to be from the 1950s. This photo is from 2011. By 2013, the sign was gone.

The Tropic Restaurant might have opened in the 1950s. This sign looks like it was built later than that. There were different businesses in the space below for years. The sign was gone by 2022. For more, see this website.

This E-Z 1 Food Store was apparently part of a Houston-area chain. There is another sign like this in a different location in Pasadena, TX. A couple of other locations are still in operation but no longer have these signs. The design must have been inspired by 7-Eleven signs. They were probably built in the 1970s. [map]

More Paris:
Paris Lanes

Jewell Boot & Shoe Repair

Stovall Radiator
Service [gone]
Plainview, TX
Airport Motel [gone]
Plainview, TX
Keyhole Club [gone]
Port Arthur, TX
The Stovall Radiator Service sign was probably from the 1950s. From the faded paint, it appeared that the business had another name before this. This photo is from 2012. It was stil there in 2013 but, by 2018, the sign was gone.

The Airport Motel sign was probably built in the 1950s. The neon had been missing since at least the 1970s. The propeller might have been animated. This photo is from 2012. The sign was still there in 2013. By 2018, the sign had been removed and is now displayed at the Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum in Amarillo, TX.

The Keyhole Klub was long gone but this sign was still there when this photo was taken in 2011. The sign was gone by 2013.

Towner Motel
Quitman, TX
The Towner Motel is still open. This sign is probably from the 1950s or early 1960s. The black zigzag at the bottom of the sign mimics the motel's roofline. [map]

Shoemaker Shoe Service
Richardson, TX
The Shoemaker Shoe Service sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. The rooftop sign advertises for the shoe repair and two other businesses in the small shopping center. It must have revolved originally. For more, see this website. [map]

More Richardson:
Pizza Villa [gone]

Larry's Mexican Restaurant
Richmond, TX
Larry's Mexican Restaurant opened in 1960. The owner was inspired by his friend's Felix Mexican Restaurant in Houston and worked with him to open this place. There was an identical sign at Felix's. [map]

2-M's Malt N Burger Mart
Rosenberg, TX
Cameras Unlimited
Rosenberg, TX
The 2-M's Malt N Burger Mart opened in 1963 and this sign is from then. Malt N Burger seems to have been a regional chain with locations in Texas and Louisiana. However, I believe this sign is unique or the only one left. By 2023, this placed had closed and the sign was painted entirely red. For more, see this website. [map]

The Cameras Unlimited sign originally advertised for Wilson's Pharmacy. The top part read "Wilson's" while the panel below read "Pharmacy". The sign has been around since at least 1970. Sometime between 2006 and 2011, the first and second photos above, the sign was updated again for Turrentine's Custom Framing. By 2017, those panels had been painted white. [map]

Herfort Diamond Ring Factory
Rosenberg, TX
The Herfort Diamond Ring Factory was established around 1950. This entrance appears to be from the 1950s or 1960s. For more, see this website. [map]

former Texas Grill
Rosenberg, TX
2006: 2007: 2018:
The Texas Grill sign is probably from the 1940s or 1950s. Around 2007, the porcelain enamel was covered up to reflect a name change to the Herradura Restaurant. The horse and rider were left untouched. In 2020, the building began housing Los Charritos Mexican Grill. The name on the sign is now backlit plastic but the neon horse and rider were relit. By 2023, all of the neon was gone, the letters were all plastic, and the horse and rider were poorly painted. For more, see this website. [night photo thanks Exquisitely Bored in Nacogdoches] [map]

Schulze's Bar-B-Que
Rosenberg, TX
Schulze's Bar-B-Que opened in 1977 and this sign must be from then. [map]

More Rosenberg:
Guy L. McNutt Insurance

Cothron's Safe & Lock
Round Rock, TX
2011: 2018:
Cothron's Safe & Lock was established in 1948. This Round Rock sign was apparently replaced or remodeled and moved closer to the ground by 2013. Cothron's has three other locations in the Austin area. The Cothron's sign at this Austin location has been repurposed for a couple of restaurants. [map]

Pitt Grill [gone]

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