Texas Signs (page 7)

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Mobilgas signs [gone]
Jacksonville, TX


This collection of Mobilgas signs was installed at the Kirkland Oil Co. This was the only Mobil Pegasus sign that I have seen with clouds and curved letters. The other side of the sign read Mobiloil. The still very rare but more common Mobil Pegasus signs with clouds look like this. In 2014, the signs were stolen but recovered and put back up. In 2016, the signs were all gone again except for one lone Pegasus sign behind the building. That's gone now, too.

Masonic Lodge
Jacksonville, TX
Sadler's Marine
and Sporting Goods
Jacksonville, TX
Pittsburgh Paint
Jefferson, TX
The Masonic Lodge sign in Jacksonville is one of the rarer examples with white porcelain enamel steel panels. Most of these vintage Masonic signs are blue or black. [map]

Sadler's Marine and Sporting Goods was established in 1959. This sign is probably from then. The business is now known as simply Sadler's Marine. [map]

This Pittsburgh Paint sign is located inside the Jefferson General Store. There are a number of other signs there as well. This sign is probably from the 1940s. These Pittsburgh Paint signs were mass-produced. There was another one with embossed letters in Ocala, FL.

Roadrunner RV Park
Johnson City, TX
Fossler's Electric
Karnes City, TX
The Roadrunner RV Park sign appears to be from the 1950s or 1960s. For more, see this website. [map]

Fossler's Electric is gone but these signs remain. Eagle Printing is in the storefront below now. Both of these signs were mass-produced and there are still many examples of them around. [map]

More Johnson City:
Pedernales Electric Co-Op

Isaack Restaurant

Schreiner Co.
Kerrville, TX
Kilgore, TX
Picker's Liquor
Kilgore, TX
H&L Liquor
Kilgore, TX
The Charles Schreiner Co. department store opened in 1869 as the Faltin & Schreiner Mercantile Co. It became the Schreiner Co. in 1889. This sign was probably from the 1910s or 1920s. It appears to have had backlit opal glass letters surrounded by bulbs originally. The sign had been covered up for years with other panels. It was removed around 2011. It was restored and reinstalled nearby around 2012. It was in bad shape again by 2016 and restored again. The opal glass letters were replaced with flat plastic material. The sign was missing again in 2021. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

This sign at Woodlawn Fabrication was there before that business moved in. It features a neon outlined oil derrick. It is probably a modern sign. However, it might have replaced a Mid-Continent Supply sign or have been inspired by one. [map]

Picker's Liquor was originally a H&L Liquor store. It was possibly the first location since the other location's sign reads "No. 2". However, I've also been told that there were a couple of locations in Longview, TX. I don't know if they were built later or if they had signs like this. I'm told that the "H" stood for "Harley" and there are several Harley Liquors stores in Longview. I don't think any of them have vintage signs. This location was known as Casey's 42 Liquor in 2008. It was Picker's by 2013. [map]

This H&L Liquor is now known as the H&L Package Store. The other location may have originally been a pole sign like this one. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

More Kilgore:
Community Inn [gone]
First Pentecostal Church

South Seas
Killeen, TX
Booze Box
Killeen, TX
Roy's Hobbies & Electronics
Kingsville, TX
The South Seas Restaurant sign probably had neon originally and might have had a different name. I believe it had been the South Seas since the early 1970s. This photo is from 2011. By 2013, the restaurant had closed and the sign had been painted completely pink for a short-lived Soul Food restaurant. It is now painted entirely white. [map]

The Booze Box sign is probably from the 1960s. [map]

Roy's Hobbies & Electronics opened here in 1959. I believe this sign is from then. It was never used as a movie marquee. In 2018, it was announced that the store was closing. It's not known what will happen with the sign. [map]

More Killeen:
Action Pawn
Pizza Palace

Adamcik's Appliance & TV Center [gone]
La Grange, TX
Fuller's Pharmacy
La Marque, TX
CD's Pit Bar-B-Q [gone]
Lampasas, TX
This Adamcik's Appliance & TV Center sign was probably from the 1930s. This sign must have been mass-produced but I don't know of any of this type that still exist. This photo is from 2011. The sign was still there in 2016 but gone by 2018. For more, see this website.

Fuller's Pharmacy had been around since at least the early 1950s. This sign is probably from the 1950s. The store has been closed for many years but the sign remains. [map]

The CD's Pit Bar-B-Q sign probably had neon originally. It most likely advertised for another business as well. This photo is from 2011. By 2013, the sign was gone.

Haynes Motel
Laredo, TX
Pan American Courts
Laredo, TX
Evelyn Motor Inn [gone]
Laredo, TX
Galloway Motel
Livingston, TX
The Haynes Motel sign is probably from the 1940s or 1950s. [map]

The Pan American Courts was built in 1946. This sign appears to be from then. The courtyard is now used for live entertainment and as a food truck parking lot. [map]

The Evelyn Motor Inn sign appeared to be from the 1950s or 1960s. In 2022, the motel was demolished and this sign is gone.

The Galloway Motel sign also appears to be from the 1950s. [map]

More Laredo:
Public Parking and Storage

Beasley's Jewelry

More Livingston:
Pavletich Finance Co. [gone]

City of Llano Utilities Office
Llano, TX
Vogel Furniture
Lockhart, TX
The City of Llano Utilities Office sign is probably from the 1940s or 1950s. [map]

Vogel Furniture opened in 1932 and is still in business. These Frigidaire signs were mass-produced. The porcelain enamel signs feature embossed letters behind the neon. Of the signs like this that still exist, the company name is usually tacked onto the top like this one in Orangeburg, SC. These neon Maytag signs were also mass-produced and there are several across the country just like this one still on display. [map]

Sno-White Laundry
& Dry Cleaners [gone]
Longview, TX
Longview, TX
Knights of
Pythias Lodge
Longview, TX
National Truck Stop
Longview, TX
The Sno-White Laundry & Dry Cleaners sign was probably from the 1950s or 1960s. I don't know if the backlit piece with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was there from the beginning or added later. The sign was gone by 2022. For more, see this website.

The Longview News-Journal sign looks like an adapted theatre sign. It is located behind the building. It could also be a new sign made to look like one from the late 1930s or 1940s. Does anyone know more about it? [map]

The Knights of Pythias Lodge was built in 1928. This sign is probably from the 1940s or 1950s. For more, see this website. [map]

The National Truck Stop sign panels are installed on a former oil derrick. The sign is probably from the 1950s. [map]

Waffle Shoppe [gone]
Longview, TX
The Waffle Shoppe opened in 1976. It closed in 2016 and the building was vacant until 2020 when it was demolished. The sign is also gone. Although the sign read "Shoppes," I don't believe there were any other locations. The top part of the sign revolved.

More Longview:
Pizza King

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