We’re back to vintage road signs today, and really, does it get more vintage than the classic Big Boy statue?
One more sign from our drive through Chicago’s Beverly neighborhood, and it’s the only one from a business we’ve actually patronized! The sign on the back of Rainbow Cone is small-ish, but it’s colorful, and as far as I know, fairly vintage. Plus, Rainbow Cone!
The sign at The Original Pancake House in the Beverly neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago might not be as bright and bold as some of its neighbors down the street, but it still has a great vintage shape and fun illustration!
I have some vague memories of Mr. Submarine from my childhood, so I was very excited to see this sign when we were driving through the Beverly neighborhood of Chicago in May!
Here’s another great road sign from our trip to Chicago in May:
And a bonus photo of one of their great menu boards:
Maybe someday (next year, perhaps?), we’ll stop and have a meal there!
This has been a good summer for photographing vintage road signs, and the Beverly neighborhood of Chicago was an especially good location to find a bunch of them, starting with Fox’s Pizza:
In honor of National Fried Chicken Day, I thought I’d share a related vintage road sign from last month’s trip to Michigan. Zehnder’s is one of two restaurants in Frankenmuth famous for fried chicken dinners, and while it’s not the restaurant we ate at while we were there, I did love its sign!
I have fond memories of seeing movies at the old Wheaton Theater when I was a child. These days, it looks a lot different, mainly because it’s currently sitting vacant, but I was happy to see that the old sign is still hanging above the marquee.
I don’t know if this sign near Powell Hall in St. Louis actually counts as a vintage road sign, but it certainly looks like one!
Since I shared pictures of the neon display at Laumeier Sculpture Park yesterday, I thought today I’d take a look back at our vacation this summer, and share my favorite vintage-inspired signs from Cabana Bay Beach Resort. They might not be original to the era, but they definitely catch the spirit of mid-century signs!