Vintage neon signs

Discussion in 'The Golden Era' started by Blackthorn, Jul 21, 2014.

  1. 3fingers

    3fingers One Too Many

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    ^^^ A salmon colored Lark. Don't see one of those every day.
     
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  2. Frunobulax

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    The Century Bar is a long-time Dayton establishment that has seen many reincarnations over the years. It was started as a male only coffee shop a few years after the Great Dayton Flood of 1913, and the historic back bar was put in in 1924 (I think it came from a hotel in Cincinnati, but don't quote me).

    I've been drinking in there for many decades and, when I moved to my current location near downtown in 1991, it became my "neighborhood bar." I was pretty much a regular on Tuesdays and Fridays for many years, until the couple who owned it sold it and retired (damn, they had good free wings on Fridays). Now under the same name, it was reestablished as a bourbon bar a few years ago and now regularly resides in the top echelon of Best Bourbon Bars in America from several sources and has been on the Bourbon Review's best of list for seven years. On January 1st, 2020, they closed up shop and moved into a larger space next door. I was skeptical, but they managed to make it feel like the old, smaller space, but expanded.

    All that as preface to this news story, which is cool as heck.

    https://www.daytondailynews.com/pla...ung-above-since-1960s/PAHy5AvgTL7fsW9Gv6RGnN/

    It's just too bad they couldn't reuse it. But it's wonderful it will help the joint stay afloat until they can reopen.
     
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  3. This might be a repeat, but if not ... (saw it in the background of a Sam Adams beer commercial)

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    West Fourth Street, West Village, New York.
     
  4. Blare

    Blare My Mail is Forwarded Here

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  5. tonyb

    tonyb I'll Lock Up

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    What's left of the Dari-Delite in Clanton, Alabama.
     
  7. dh66

    dh66

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    Also in Clanton, AL. Not the kind of neon we like best, but I thought it was a cool one anyway. The sign appears to be all that's left of the place.
     
  8. ^^^^ Nothing says dairy like a chicken in a top hat. I dig the Coke sign as well -- especially the business name.
     
  9. I just had to share ... Flint, Michigan.

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  10. Ghostsoldier

    Ghostsoldier Call Me a Cab

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    Shoulda named it "Kilroy's", lol.

    Rob
     
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    Ghostsoldier Call Me a Cab

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  12. Fading Fast

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    Were we there at the time, there is no force on earth that would keep the Fading Fasts from having an evening at Aku Aku.
     
  13. Blare

    Blare My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Wow. That’s an impressive water color
     
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  14. Columbia, Missouri.

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  15. dh66

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  16. Dang near gone ... Kingdom City, Missouri.

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    Appropriate name for a roadside motel. :rolleyes:
     
  17. My wife and her family always stayed at this motel whenever they went to Kansas City (Overland Park actually -- probably starting around 1968). We took our kids there for years as well ('80s/'90s). They still had nickel donuts on the honor system. It was there from 1957 until 2010.

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    At least the sign still lives on.

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  18. Ghostsoldier

    Ghostsoldier Call Me a Cab

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