Neon Then, Neon Now (Part 1): Tubeless and Tired

These neon signs won’t light up the night again without major repairs, including replacement of the neon glass tubing:

The ex-Rox Ex: The longtime East Side extermination company on Vaughn Boulevard is no more.

meadowbrook sign“The End”: The Meadowbrook Drive-In Theater on Riverside Drive long ago ran its last end credits.

Cold cuts: Ashburn’s ice cream shop on East Rosedale Street is now a Subway sandwich shop.

Say it with stamps: Former florist shop (1925) that gave S&H Green Stamps on Magnolia Street.

“Your credit jeweler”: The former Joe Daiches store on Houston Street downtown. The 1910 building was built by undertaker George Gause.

neon clover driftwoodThis sign originally advertised the Clover Driftwood drive-in restaurant on East Lancaster, owned by Herman and Odell Allen, who owned the chain of Clover drive-in restaurants.

signs poly theater poly signA no-show: The Poly Theater on Vaughn Boulevard has been derelict for years.

Advertisin’, old school: Club Frennadna’s operated in the old R. Vickery Elementary School (1910).

Blast from the past: The Rocket night club on Jacksboro Highway is now a muffler shop.

Tomorrow: Neon Then, Neon Now (Part 2): Red Goose, White Elephant

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2 Responses to Neon Then, Neon Now (Part 1): Tubeless and Tired

  1. Steve A says:

    Other than the neon, most of those signs are amazingly well preserved.

    • hometown says:

      And at least some of them have not had any maintenance for years. And all have been exposed to the elements 24/7. That Rox Ex sign has been there as long as I can remember. The business closed long ago.

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