Vintage neon signs

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

  1. Guttersnipe

    Guttersnipe One Too Many

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    Here's a really good one that was actually put up in the last 10 years, or so:

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    Oakland, CA

    It's almost directly across the street from this great neon facade:

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  2. Guttersnipe

    Guttersnipe One Too Many

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    There's an entire block of neon on Broadway in San Francisco. These places were all burlesque clubs back in the day. Not much has changed really...

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    But the coolest one is across the street:

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  3. 1mach1

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    This one is a historic landmark in Richmond, VA
     
  4. 1mach1

    1mach1

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    More in Richmond.....

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    This one really looks good at night.
     
  5. dh66

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    I'll bet it does! Those are great, Harv!

    Also great, Guttersnipe. That Garden of Eden sign is impressive.
     
  6. MikeKardec

    MikeKardec One Too Many

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    A few more form the heyday of Hollywood Neon ...

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  7. Stearmen

    Stearmen I'll Lock Up

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    Here is a great one in my city. As you can see, the interior even mimics a Hogan. I think it was built in 1935, here is the interesting story of it! http://www.johnnyshogan.com/ Our motorcycle club meant their for a few years, then the owner moved us to his other bar farther south. The new location has better food, but it is much smaller! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  8. Ghostsoldier

    Ghostsoldier Call Me a Cab

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    Rob
     
  9. dh66

    dh66

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    Those are just what I needed to see on this deep freeze of a night Rob!
    Awesome shots.
     
  10. Ghostsoldier

    Ghostsoldier Call Me a Cab

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    Lol...yeah, so much for The Sunshine State. :)

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  11. fgradowski

    fgradowski One of the Regulars

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    My hometown's movie theater apparently used to have a neat looking sign. It's all the way to the left of the picture. As you can see the new signage is very ugly. Haaa.
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    And then there's the awesome sign at the Buskirk Chumley here in Bloomington:
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    Old signage is so much more appealing than what's out there now.
     
  12. 1mach1

    1mach1

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    The Old Parole Shopping Center in Annapolis, MD. Old Sears sign still up at the Sears store. Very cool.

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  13. dh66

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    Very cool Harv! The old Sears sign down here has been gone for a few years now. It was a coooool old building.
     
  14. 1mach1

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    This property is up for a renovation (shocker). It will be sad to see the signs go. I have made it clear to the architect, that if the signs are to be trashed, I will gladly take them off his hands. Due to insurance regulations, I doubt that will happen. We will see.
     
  15. Ghostsoldier

    Ghostsoldier Call Me a Cab

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  16. dh66

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    Nice ones, Rob!! You always got the goods!
     
  17. Ghostsoldier

    Ghostsoldier Call Me a Cab

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    I keep diggin' 'em up, DH! :)

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  18. dh66

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    And I appreciate it!:D
     
  19. Ghostsoldier

    Ghostsoldier Call Me a Cab

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    Not a problem....I usually try to wait until someone posts in the different threads, before I add mine...it's like a reminder that I have lots of photos to upload. :)

    Rob
     
  20. Blackthorn

    Blackthorn I'll Lock Up

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