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Massachusetts Signs (page 2)

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Simco's Takeout
Mattapan, MA
Simco's Takeout has been here since 1935. For more, see this website.

Town Square Diner
Norwood, MA
State St. Fruit Store
Northampton, MA
Bellingham Auto Sales
Bellingham, MA
Joseph's
Pontiac Service
Norwell, MA
The Town Square Diner opened in 1948. This sign was refurbished around 2006. It is lit at night. For more, see this website.

The State St. Fruit Store opened in the 1930s. In recent years, with new owners, the store has expanded into a deli and liquor store. For more, see their website.

Bellingham Auto Sales has been here since 1946. I assume they started out selling Hudson automobiles. This Hudson sign is installed above the service bays. There are some similar Hudson signs in Detroit, MI and Ypsilanti, MI. There was one in Brunswick, IN that has been removed.

Joseph's Pontiac Service was established in 1928. This Pontiac sign is a reproduction. Their original was donated to the American Sign Museum.

Santoro's
Submarine Sandwiches
Wakefield, MA
Care Cleaners
Chelmsford, MA
Santoro's Submarine Sandwiches was established in 1949 and developed into a chain of restaurants in the area. This is the only sign of this style that remains.

Care Cleaners features a huge rooftop neon sign and an interior that mixes original and retro elements. It had a nice freestanding sign at one time, too. Care has another location in Chelmsford but with smaller signage (though still neon).

Skip's Restaurant [gone]
Chelmsford, MA
Skip's Snack Bar
Merrimac, MA
Skip's Restaurant opened as Kidd's Diner in 1930. Around 1947, the name was changed and this replacement sign was installed. The sign is gorgeous - day or night. Skip's had a great homemade ice cream stand next door with a giant milk bottle on the roof. The restaurant closed in 2008 to make way for a strip mall. This sign is now in a private collection. For more, see this website.

Skip's Snack Bar was established in 1947. The restaurant has been at this location since 1955. This sign was refurbished just before this photo was taken in 2011. When the stand is closed for the off-season, the sign is covered up. I don't know if this place was related to Skip's Restaurant.

Anton's Cleaners
Chelmsford, MA
Connie's Stagecoach
Salisbury, MA
Jug Shop
Wareham, MA
Anton's Cleaners has less dramatic signage than its competitor shown above but the neon is still wonderful and original especially at night. Anton's has about 35 locations in MA. For more, see their website.

The Connie's Stagecoach restaurant sign looks like it has always been encased in a box. It appears it may have revolved.

The Jug Shop sign advertises for a liquor store. It has recently been repainted.

Glendale Package Store
Waltham, MA
Wal-Lex
Recreation Center [gone]
Waltham, MA
Queen Cleaners
Waltham, MA
The Glendale Package Store and sign are from 1955. This sign is lit at night when the store is open.

The Wal-Lex Recreation Center and sign have been replaced with a strip mall.

Queen Cleaners has been here since around 1919. This sign is probably from the 1950s. It is lit at night. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

Edwards Jewelry [gone]
Waltham, MA
Weintraub's Jewish Deli
Worcester, MA
Roland's
Auto Radiator
Worcester, MA
Wonder Bar
Restaurant
Worcester, MA
Edwards Jewelry had been here since around 1929. When this photo was taken in 2009, the sign's clock was still working and the neon seemed to be in good shape. By 2011, the store was vacant and the sign was gone.

Weintraub's Jewish Deli opened in 1920. The letters on this sign are embossed. I don't believe it is lit anymore. For more, see this website.

This plastic Roland's Auto Radiator sign is probably from the 1960s or so.

The Wonder Bar Restaurant opened around 1930. This sign is probably from that time. It is lit at night. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

Owl Shop
Worcester, MA
This Owl Shop opened in 1946 and this sign was installed then. It was part of a small chain of tobacco stores which was established in New Haven, CT in 1934.

White & Brite Cleaners
Worcester, MA
White & Brite Cleaners has a couple other locations in the area but they do not have old signs like this one.

Olympic
Sporting Goods
& Trophy [gone]
Worcester, MA
Benny's Home & Auto
Taunton, MA
Swift Cleaners
Greenfield, MA
Ryan and Casey
Liquors
Greenfield, MA
Olympic Sporting Goods & Trophy opened in 1938. This sign was obviously from much later. This photo is from 2006. By 2011, the business had closed and the sign was gone.

Benny's Home & Auto is a local chain that has been around since 1924. This location opened in 1962.

Swift Cleaners features two rooftop signs. The blue blade sign advertises to traffic coming from both directions. The larger sign is one-sided. I don't believe these signs are lit anymore.

Ryan and Casey Liquors has been around since around 1910. This sign is probably from the 1950s. It is lit at night.

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