Website Updates: Signs (Part 5)

Here’s another hefty dose of recently lost signs.

Ralph Martin Shoe Repair opened in Delaware, OH in 1961 and this sign was installed in 1963. The store closed in 2019 and the sign was removed. It was sold to an antiques dealer:

The Park Lanes sign in Mansfield, OH was still there in 2018 but was gone by 2019. The bowling alley was demolished last year:

Although this hardware store in Woodward, OK was long-gone, this sign was still there until around 2019:

This sign in Jennerstown, PA was removed around 2019:

The Key Motel sign in Nashville, TN:

was repainted to read the Dive Motel in 2018. The motel itself now features retro-themed rooms and a swim club:
https://www.thedivemotel.com/

The Ironworker statue in Nashville, TN:

was repainted around 2019:

This sign at Wood’s Boots in Colorado City, TX was removed in 2019:

This sign in Conroe, TX was also removed in 2019:

This spinner sign in Thorndale, TX was still there when I took this photo in 2018. But it was gone by 2019. These signs are very rare now, just a handful are left on public display and none of them are operational. The two arms spun in opposite directions originally:

This sign in Austin, TX might have been from 1970. In 2019, the place became Big O’s Pit BBQ and this panel was replaced:

Johnny’s Sales Co. in Dallas, TX had closed by 2019 and this sign was removed. It was probably fairly modern but… so sweet:

Buck & Ruck Cut Rate Liquors in Dallas, TX had closed by 2014. Cowboy Bail Bonds now occupies the site. The neon pole sign with the bulb pole remains intact but the other sign was adapted:

This incredible sign in El Paso, TX was removed in 2020:

Cappetto’s Italian Restaurant in El Paso, TX closed in 2014. In 2018, these signs, including the giant bulb pole, were removed:

This sign in Houston, TX was removed in 2019:

This sign in Houston, TX was also removed in 2019:


So, this post gets us through my website’s signs section’s “T” states. I’m going to try to barrel through the rest of the states tomorrow to wrap up the section before the big vacation which starts on Friday.

Happy trails,
dj & the dogs

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