Fort Worth Signs (page 1)

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Builders Supply
Fort Worth, TX
Crest Motel [gone]
Fort Worth, TX
Peter Bros. Hats
Fort Worth, TX
Woodard Builders Supply was established in 1936. This sign is probably from then. It appears that when the company moved to this modern location, this sign was brought along. [map]

The Crest Motel is still there but this sign has been replaced with a plastic sign.

Peter Bros. Hats has been in business since 1911. The company moved to this building in 1933. This sign is probably from the 1950s. The neon has been removed. A plastic panel depicting a cowboy is now missing from the top of the sign. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Landmark Lodge Motel
Fort Worth, TX
2011: 2017:
The Landmark Lodge Motel sign has been here since at least 1958. It was built by the Acers Sign Co. The arrow was added to the sign later. The neon was removed from the arrow around 2014. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Euro American
Fort Worth, TX
Joy Floral Co. [gone]
Fort Worth, TX
Red Goose Shoe Store
Fort Worth, TX
Euro American Motorcars was established in 1988. This sign must have been adapted from a previous business, possibly another used car dealership. That business has closed and the neon has been removed and the panels repainted. [map]

The Joy Floral Co. sign was probably from the 1950s or 1960s. It was removed in 2022.

The Red Goose Shoe Store building was constructed in 1903. It housed Solomon's Juvenile Shoe Store from 1935-1991. The sign was built and installed in 1948. After the store store closed, the building housed a bar and grill. The building has housed the Red Goose Saloon since 1999. Red Goose Shoes were produced from the early 1900s. The brand was bought out by International Shoe and then discontinued around the mid-1950s. These Red Goose Shoe signs were mass-produced. I don't know of any other surviving signs of this particular design. There are a handful of other Red Goose designs on display around the country including these in Leesburg, VA, Port Gibson, MS, and Las Vegas, NV (originally in St. Paul, MN). For more, see this website. [map]

Ace Cleaners
Fort Worth, TX
Coburn's Cafeteria & Catering
Fort Worth, TX
The Ace Cleaners sign appears to be from the 1940s or 1950s. [map]

Coburn's Cafeteria & Catering was established in 1946 as Coburn's Catering Service. This sign is probably from the 1950s. There is no longer a cafeteria but the catering business is still in operation. There was previously a neon pole sign located across the street which advertised for the cafeteria. [map]

Hoover Furniture
Fort Worth, TX
Spring Service [gone]
Fort Worth, TX
Standard Spring
& Axle Co.
Dallas, TX
Weaver Spring
& Brake Service
Hutchins, TX
Hoover Furniture is long gone but this sign remains. It is probably from the 1950s. [map]

Champion Spring Service had been here since 1928. This sign was probably from the 1940s or 1950s. It featured a leaf spring and a shock absorber. The sign was removed in 2018.

The Standard Spring & Axle Co. was established in 1918. This sign is nearly identical to the one at Champion Spring Service Fort Worth. It must have been built by the same sign company. [map]

Weaver Spring & Brake Service was established in 1929. This sign is close enough in design that I suspect that this shop was related to the Champion Spring and Standard Spring shops. If any others were built like these, I don't believe they are still on display. [map]

Hotel Texas
Fort Worth, TX
Dude Motel
Fort Worth, TX
Yates Brothers Used Cars
Fort Worth, TX
The Hotel Texas was built in 1939 as the Exchange Hotel. I don't know when it was renamed but the lower panel on this sign appears to have been adapted or replaced. [map]

The Dude Motel was built in 1949. I believe this neon on the pylon has been there since then. The corrugated plastic sign in the background is probably from the 1960s. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Yates Brothers Used Cars opened in 1964. There was a different sign then. This one is probably from the late 1960s. [map]

Fort Worth Bolt & Tool Co.
Fort Worth, TX
Rey Bethea Florist
Fort Worth, TX
The Fort Worth Bolt & Tool Co. was established in 1949. This sign may be from then. The owner claims that the panels are original and never had neon. They were "cleaned up" in recent years. [map]

Rey Bethea Florist opened in 1945. This sign appears to be from then. [map]

Big John's Motor Co. [gone]
Fort Worth, TX
Century Motel
Fort Worth, TX
Big John's Motor Co. had been there since at least 2007. The "Big John's" panel covered up the original business name, of "Bounds". This sign is probably from the 1950s. In 2021, the sign was put up for sale. It is now in a private collection at Cook's Garage in Lubbock, TX.

The Century Motel was built around 1950. There were different neon signs there then. These signs are probably from the 1960s. The neon on the "Century" panel has been replaced with LED rope lighting. For more, see this website. [map]

A-AAA Television
Fort Worth, TX
A-AAA Television opened in 1953. This sign appears to be from then. The plastic panel on top with the cartoon dog (on TV?) looks like it might have been animated in some way. I'm told that the sign panels were painted white in 2023 for a church which occupies the space now. [map]

Joe Daiches Credit Jewelers
Fort Worth, TX
W.F. Laurence Fine Flowers
Fort Worth, TX
Joe Daiches Credit Jewelers opened in 1929. The store moved in 2010 but these signs were still there in 2017. This photo is from 2011. [map]

W.F. Laurence Fine Flowers is gone but this sign remains. This photo is from 2011. In 2015, the screen part at the top of the sign was adapted for the current tenant, Fixture, a restaurant and bar. [map]

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