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Fort Worth Signs (page 2)

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Vandervoort's Dairy
Fort Worth, TX
College Cleaners [gone]
Fort Worth, TX
Robinson's Bar-B-Que
Fort Worth, TX
Vandervoort's Dairy now produces dairy products for Kroger Foods. This sign is probably from the 1950s. [map]

The College Cleaners sign appeared to be from the 1950s. It was removed in 2022.

Robinson's Bar-B-Que opened in 1985. I don't know if this sign was built then or adapted from another business. The sign originally had neon. [map]

Williams
Ranch House
Bar-B-Q [gone]
Fort Worth, TX
B&B Cut Rate
Liquor [gone]
Fort Worth, TX
Quickway Liquor [gone]
Fort Worth, TX
Jack Starr
Cut Rate Liquor
Fort Worth, TX
Sammie's Bar-B-Q
Fort Worth, TX
The Williams Ranch House Bar-B-Q restaurant had been closed for years when this photo was taken in 2008. Around 2010, the Country Kitchen opened here. This windmill is still there but the Williams sign panels are gone.

The B&B Cut Rate Liquor sign was probably built in the 1950s or 1960s. The liquor store is gone and the building now houses a hair salon. In 2013, the neon was removed from the sign and it was adapted for Sam Salon. [map]

This sign's tacked on panel indicates that Quickway Liquor must not have been the original name of this business. This photo is from 2011. By 2014, only the shape remains. The neon and bulbs were removed from the sign and it was painted white. Backlit plastic letters for the Beach Pain Center were added to the panels.

The Jack Starr Cut Rate Liquor also appears to be from the 1950s. I'm told this sign originally read Ward's Cut Rate Liquor. [map]

Sammie's Bar-B-Q was established in 1946. This is is probably from the 1950s. [map]

Oasis Liquor
Fort Worth, TX
Bob Davis Fence Company
Fort Worth, TX
Sally's Flower Shoppe [gone]
Fort Worth, TX
Oasis Liquor is now known as the J&G Oasis Beverage Center. This sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

The Bob Davis Fence Company was established in 1946. This sign might be from then. It was restored around 2016. The neon is now protected behind clear plastic panels. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Sally's Flower Shoppe sign was probably from the 1950s. The neon had been missing since at least 2007. The store closed in 2016. This sign was removed around 2021. For more, see this website.

Ashburn's Ice Cream
Fort Worth, TX
Kirby's Radiator Service
Fort Worth, TX
Furr's
Fort Worth, TX
former
Clover Drive In
Fort Worth, TX
Ashburn's Ice Cream had stores in Dallas, Fort Worth, Denison, Sherman, Hurst, Haltom City, and Arlington. There were 12 stores in Dallas. This store opened in 1927. It closed around the late 1980s but this sign remains. It appears to be from the 1940s or 1950s. [map]

Kirby's Radiator Service was established in 1948. This sign is probably from then. The business is still in operation [map]

The first Furr's restaurant opened in 1946 in Hobbs, NM. Over the years, dozens of locations were built in Texas, New Mexico, Arkansas, Arizona, and Oklahoma. The chain has been sold to many different parent companies. I don't know how old this location is but these giant disc-shaped, neon signs are very rare now. I believe this location has closed so this sign will probably be gone soon. [map]

This former Clover Drive In was the first of at least six locations in the Fort Worth chain. This location was definitely open by 1961 and probably opened in the 1950s. The sign was later repurposed for the OmniAmerican Bank. The building now houses the Southside Bank. The only other Clover sign that's left is the remains of this one. For more, see this website. [map]

El Dorado Motel
Fort Worth, TX
The El Dorado Motel was built in 1955. There was originally another neon text panel on the poles beneath this one. It was blue and read "Refrigeration, Electric Heat, Television, Vacancy." The "Howdy Podner!" sign is installed over the office window. The motel has been closed for many years. [map]

Clear Fork Liquors
Fort Worth, TX
Town West
Shopping Center
Fort Worth, TX
Archie's Gardenland
Fort Worth, TX
I believe the top panel of the Clear Fork Liquors sign has been adapted for a few different businesses. It probably advertised for Tabor's Liquors in the 1950s. By the 1990s, the store was known as Hunsuckers Liquors. The bulb arrow was probably added in the 1960s. [map]

The Town West Shopping Center was built in 1968. [map]

Archie's Gardenland was established in 1934. The company moved to its current location in 1952. This sign appears to be from then. [map]

Perrone Pharmacy
Fort Worth, TX
The Perrone Pharmacy opened in 1952. These signs appear to be from then. [map]

Antioch Missionary
Baptist Church
Fort Worth, TX
Paradise
Baptist Church
Fort Worth, TX
First
Christian Church
Fort Worth, TX
The Antioch Missionary Baptist Church sign is probably from the 1940s or 1950s. [map]

The Paradise Baptist Church sign is probably from the 1940s or 1950s. [map]

This First Christian Church was built in 1878. This sign is probably from the late 1920s or 1930s. It has ripple tin panels and was apparently originally backlit with bulbs inside. [map]

Record Town
Fort Worth, TX
Campisi's Italian Restaurant
Fort Worth, TX
Record Town opened in 1957 and this sign was built the following year. The sign was removed in 2018 when the store moved to a new location. In 2019, the sign was installed at the new place after the neon and wiring inside were repaired. [map]

Campisi's Italian Restaurant was established in 1946. This location opened in 2013. This is probably a modern sign, rather than a reworked sign, with rounded edges meant to look older than it is. [map]

Marc's Garage
Fort Worth, TX
Marc's Garage has a growing number of vintage signs on display as well as modern "retro" signs since around 2013. For more, see this website. [map]

More Fort Worth Signs:
Hoots TV [map]
M.L. Leddy's Boots & Saddlery
Rocket Club
Rox-Ex Exterminating Company
Santa Fe
Vivian Courtney's Restaurant [gone]

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