Posts tagged vintage sign

Farther north on Broadway Street: San Antonio’s Pig Stand restaurant, one of only a handful left in the chain. (Some 130 restaurants opened in the 1920s-30s.) From the Web site: “In the initial years the Pig Stand pioneered several food items: Texas toast, deep-fried onion rings, and the country-fried steak sandwich. Not only was the Pig Stand the first restaurant to offer curb and drive-through service, it also was among the first to use fluorescent lighting, neon signs, and air conditioning.” The current owner of this location, Mary Ann Hill, started as a waitress here at age 18 in 1967. #backstory (Taken with Instagram at Pig Stand)

Farther north on Broadway Street: San Antonio’s Pig Stand restaurant, one of only a handful left in the chain. (Some 130 restaurants opened in the 1920s-30s.) From the Web site: “In the initial years the Pig Stand pioneered several food items: Texas toast, deep-fried onion rings, and the country-fried steak sandwich. Not only was the Pig Stand the first restaurant to offer curb and drive-through service, it also was among the first to use fluorescent lighting, neon signs, and air conditioning.” The current owner of this location, Mary Ann Hill, started as a waitress here at age 18 in 1967. #backstory (Taken with Instagram at Pig Stand)

Same building: different side *and* different ghost sign. The previous photo shows the back of the building, which most people probably don’t see. If you missed it, check it out — it’s pretty awesome.   (Taken with instagram in Corsicana, Texas)

Same building: different side *and* different ghost sign. The previous photo shows the back of the building, which most people probably don’t see. If you missed it, check it out — it’s pretty awesome. (Taken with instagram in Corsicana, Texas)

I like it here. (Taken with Instagram at Smith General Store in downtown Corsicana, Texas)

I like it here. (Taken with Instagram at Smith General Store in downtown Corsicana, Texas)

The vintage Cre Mel sign, next door to Theo’s Drive-In, in Grand Prairie, Texas.  (Taken with Instagram at Theo’s Drive In)

The vintage Cre Mel sign, next door to Theo’s Drive-In, in Grand Prairie, Texas. (Taken with Instagram at Theo’s Drive In)

Two ghost signs on the same building. Bonus! (Taken with Instagram at Bishop Arts District in Dallas, Texas)

Two ghost signs on the same building. Bonus! (Taken with Instagram at Bishop Arts District in Dallas, Texas)

I love this vintage sign. The building — the old drug store — was shuttered several years ago. If you look through the building’s front windows, you can see merchandise inside, scattered on shelves, countertops, and atop the soda fountain. Did the former occupant leave in a hurry, and never return? A mystery.
(Taken with Instagram at 2119 Washington Avenue, in Houston)

I love this vintage sign. The building — the old drug store — was shuttered several years ago. If you look through the building’s front windows, you can see merchandise inside, scattered on shelves, countertops, and atop the soda fountain. Did the former occupant leave in a hurry, and never return? A mystery.

(Taken with Instagram at 2119 Washington Avenue, in Houston)