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Indiana Signs (page 3)

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Pappy's Restaurant
Lafayette, IN
O'Rear's Pastry Shop
Lafayette, IN
Pappy's Restaurant was located next to this sign when this photo was taken around 2001. By 2010 when the above photo was taken, the restaurant was gone and the bottom portion of the sign was missing.

O'Rear's Pastry Shop once had another location in town. This is the original and appears to be from the 1950s. Their sign is lit at night. For more, see this website.

Compton's Hardware
Tipton, IN
Compton's Hardware features two great Dutch Boy signs. Both of these signs were mass-produced. Many examples still exist including these in Flemington, NJ and O'Fallon, IL.

Evergreen Park
Business Center
Michigan City, IN
Wrecks Inc.
Whitestown, IN
The Evergreen Park Business Center sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. It appears to have had neon originally. The Enterprise panel was probably originally a message board which was replaced sometime after 2009. This photo is from 2012. For more, see this website.

Wrecks Inc., an auto salvage business, went out of business around 2004 but these two signs remain. The neon sign was built in 1958. Originally, there were older cars incorporated into the sign.

Sorg Jewelers
Goshen, IN
Sorg Jewelers
Elkhart, IN
Sorg Jewelers was founded in Roanoke, IL in 1900. This Goshen store opened in the early 1930s. The storefront is faced with vitrolite in pristine condition. The sign is lit at night. A twin sign is installed at their new store in Elkhart. It appears to be the same age so perhaps it came from a previous location. For more, see this website.

Westwood Lanes
Fort Wayne, IN
Pro Bowl West
Fort Wayne, IN
Oyster Bar
Fort Wayne, IN
Sunbeam Bread
Fort Wayne, IN
The Westwood Lanes has a classic giant neon pin sign. [photo thanks Mark Comstock]

Pro Bowl West has been here since at least the 1980s and probably much longer than that.

The Oyster Bar was established here in 1888. The sign was lit at night in the 1990s but I don't know if it still is.

The Sunbeam Bread sign, aka The Endless Bread sign, is installed on the roof of Aunt Millie's Bakeries. The sign was created in 1957 for the Perfection Biscuit Company which used to occupy the building. The company later changed its name to Perfection Bakeries. The sign features a spinning wheel that creates the illusion of bread being sliced into a pile on a plate. There was originally an image of Little Miss Sunbeam sitting on top of the bread but it was damaged by wind and removed. The sign was restored in 2007. It is illuminated at night. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3.

Pine Haven Motel
Fort Wayne, IN
Humpty Dumpty
Drive-in
Fort Wayne, IN
Atz's Ice Cream Shoppe
Fort Wayne, IN
Elwood's Appliances
Fort Wayne, IN
The neon was removed from the Pine Haven Motel sign around 2008. It was restored in 2010 after this photo was taken. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

This Humpty Dumpty Drive-in has been closed for many years. It was originally part of the Happy Humpty Drive-in chain. There were locations in Ohio and I assume others in Indiana. This is the only sign left that I know of. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

This Atz's Ice Cream Shoppe was built in 1966 and this sign may be from then. The original store was built in Fort Wayne in 1956 and is still open. I believe this neon sign was installed there. It has been replaced with a plastic box sign. There were two later locations but they have both closed.

Elwood's Appliances opened around 1970. The Elwood's sign is lit at night but the GE sign is not. For more, see this website.

General Electric
Fort Wayne, IN
Broadway Joe's
Fort Wayne, IN
Scott's Food & Pharmacy
Fort Wayne, IN
This immense General Electric rooftop bulb sign was erected in the late 1920s. It was being refurbished in 2009 when the photo at the left was taken. The second photo is from 2010. This sign is lit at night. For more, see this website.

The Broadway Joe's sign appears to be from the 1950s. It is still lit at night. For more, see this website.

This giant cornucopia sign is installed on the roof of what was Scott's Food & Pharmacy. The store is gone but the sign remains. The 70 foot tall, double-sided sign was originally installed in 1956. It was an Eavey's grocery store then. The sign was completely rebuilt in 1992. The original porcelain enamel sign was outlined with neon. The new metal sign uses the original support structure. It has no lighting. Scott's closed in 2009 and this sign is now endangered. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3.

City Glass
Fort Wayne, IN
City Glass was established in 1944, focusing on producing stained glass for churches in the tri-state area. The exterior of their building is faced with vitrolite and features stained and leaded glass as well. I don't know if this sign is still lit at night.

More Fort Wayne Signs:
Hillcrest Drive-in

South Bend Motel
South Bend, IN
Mobilgas
South Bend, IN
Victory Bar
South Bend, IN
Hickory Inn
Budget Motel
South Bend, IN
The South Bend Motel sign is lit at night. For more, see this website.

This Mobilgas Pegasus sign is installed at Tony's Mobil Service. It appears to be a vintage sign not a reproduction. It is lit at night. For more, see this website.

The Victory Bar features a neon sign and a storefront sign below it. I don't know if they are lit at night.

The Hickory Inn Budget Motel sign might have had more neon at one time. The plastic name box may indicate that it was originally named something else. This photo is from 2006. By 2011, the name had been changed to Relax Inn and the bottom parts of the arrows had been removed. For more, see this website.

More South Bend Signs:
Pang Ford Motel
Roto-Sphere

Marsh Foodliner
Warsaw, IN
Philco
Mentone, IN
Rose Dale Motel
Rochester, IN
This Marsh Foodliner sign is from the 1950s. Marsh Supermarkets moved the sign to its new location when it opened around 1992. The chain built other signs like this but I believe this is the only one left. For more, see this website.

Baker's is long gone and this Philco sign is no longer lit. These signs were mass-produced. Some other examples still exist in Eutaw, AL, Albany, GA, Cincinnati, OH, and Wilmington, NC.

The Rose Dale Motel features 1950s looking signs. I don't know if they are still lit or not.

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