Texas Signs (page 9)

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Bowen's Grocery [gone]
Midland, TX
West Wind Motel
Midland, TX
Bowen's Grocery has been here since at least 1961. The store was still open in 2013 but appeared to be closed in 2016. The pylon part of the building collapsed in 2017 and it was not rebuilt. For more, see this website.

The West Wind Motel was probably built in the 1950s or 1960s. For more, see this website. [map]

Midland Map Company
Midland, TX
The Midland Map Company was established in 1950. This location opened in 1959 and these signs appear to be from then. [map]

Fashion Cleaners
Midland, TX
The Fashion Cleaners sign over the entrance is probably from the 1950s while the pole sign is most likely from the 1960s. [map]

Campbell's Drive-in
Mineola, TX
Henry Hotel
Mineola, TX
Beckham Hotel [gone]
Mineola, TX
Campbell's Drive-in was a convenience store. This sign is probably from the 1950s. Cabell's Dairy owned Minit Market stores which used a similar sign at that time. For more, see this website. [map]

The Henry Hotel was built in 1933. This sign may be from then. The bottom of it appears to have been struck by a passing truck. [map]

The Beckham Hotel sign was probably from the 1920s. The building is no longer used as a hotel. This photo is from 2011. In 2013, the sign was removed during the hotel's restoration. There are plans to restore and reinstall it. However, the sign was still missing in 2018.

Mineral Wells:
Cox Florist [gone]
Mountaineer Lanes

Palms Lounge
Mission, TX
Fontana Motor Hotel
Mission, TX
Alp Cafe
Mount Vernon, TX
Palms Lounge sign might be from the 1940s or 1950s. [map]

The Fontana Motor Hotel is gone but this sign remains. It is probably from the 1950s. [map]

The Alp Cafe sign has mysterious origins. It was not there in 2008. At that point, the pole held a Chevrolet sign for the business next door. The sign was there by 2012 but the building next to it was housing a taqueria. The building now houses the Cake Lady but the sign remains. It appears to be a vintage sign but it must have come from somewhere else. [map]

Masonic Lodge
Nacogdoches, TX
Church of Christ
Nacogdoches, TX
This Masonic Lodge sign features internally lit glass globes. The building was constructed in 1931 and this sign is probably from then. For more, see this website. [map]

The Church of Christ sign is probably from the 1950s. [map]

B.J.'s Farms
Nacogdoches, TX
Mize Department Store
Nacogdoches, TX
B.J.'s Farms was a fruit and vegetable market. The sign remains although the building now houses the Nacogdoches Auction & Nacogdoches Antique Market since 2012. The farmer depicted on the sign must be Billy Jack Scarborough who owned B.J.'s. [map]

The Mize Department Store was established in 1925. The store moved to this location in 1961. These signs are probably from then. The store closed in 2007. The building now houses CBH Insurance Agency. The Mize signs on the front of the building have removed but the sign on the side of the building remains. [map]

Cow Talk Steak House
Navasota, TX
7-Eleven [gone]
New Boston, TX
Arlan's Market
New Braunfels, TX
The Cow Talk Steak House sign appears to be from the 1950s. The neon has been missing for many years. The restaurant is located next door to the Navasota Livestock Auction. [map]

This 7-Eleven sign was apparently the only one left of this type. I don't know of any others with "Associate Store" at the bottom. It was probably from the 1960s. However, since at least 2008, only one panel remained. That was gone by 2022. Since at least the 1970s, the company's signs have included a green border along the bottom. There are similar vintage signs in Tempe, AZ and San Jose, CA.

This Arlan's Market was built as a Wuest's Supermarket in 1951. The Arlan's chain has only been around since 1991. In 2000, it became a Handy Andy supermarket. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

GE Appliances

Ford and Chevrolet

Pinkie's Liquor
San Angelo, TX
Pinkie's Liquor & Rock Hill Shopping Center
Odessa, TX

Cloth World
Odessa, TX
2018: 2020: 2021:
Pinkie's Liquor was founded in 1934 and now has over 15 locations in Texas. I believe the San Angelo sign is from the early 1950s. [map]

The Pinkie's Liquor store in Odessa is located in the Rock Hill Shopping Center along with the Cloth World tower sign which originally advertised for the shopping center. They were built sometime between 1955 and 1960. For more, see this website.

The letters on the tower sign originally spelled out "Rock Hill". In the 1980s, the letters were changed to "Cloth World" which was the center's main tenant. There have been no letters on the sign since at least the late 1990s. In 2017, the City held a competition for the tower sign's redesign/reuse. In 2019, the steel frame was painted white and it now has a LED-lit element at the top. [map]

Lassa Optical Co.
Odessa, TX
Johnny's Barbecue
Odessa, TX
Lassa Optical Co. has been here since at least the early 1960s. Before that, the store housed Texas State Optical and the sign had the letters "TSO." The lettering behind the neon eyeglasses has faded. It read "Glasses" and "Contact Lenses". [map]

Johnny's Barbecue opened in 1951. This sign is probably from then. [map]

Abbott Building Company
Odessa, TX
Supply Co.
Odessa, TX
Good Housekeeping Shop [gone]
Odessa, TX
The Abbott Building Company was founded in Midland, TX in 1954 as H.E. Abbott and Sons. In 1971, the name was changed to Abbott Building Company. This sign might be from then. [map]

The National Supply Co. produced oil drilling equipment. This sign is probably from the 1950s. [map]

The Good Housekeeping Shop closed sometime after this photo was taken in 2008. By 2012, the signs were gone.

Western Drug
Package Store
Odessa, TX
House of Carpets [gone]
Odessa, TX
The Western Drug Package Store sign is probably from the 1950s. [map]

I believe the House of Carpets opened in 1967. By 2013, the store was gone. The sign on the building is gone but the pole sign is still there. However, it has been covered up with other panels. [map]

Westerner Motel
Odessa, TX
2012: 2017:
The Westerner Motel sign might be from the 1950s or 1960s. Sometime between 2013 and 2016, the "Color TV" sign was removed and the readerboard was replaced with a plastic panel. [map]

More Odessa:
Greyhound [gone]
Rock Hill Village
Sherwood Shopping Center
Southern Maid Donuts

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