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#1 Ron Payne

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 12:54 PM

I managed to put about 8 miles on my shoes last weekend wandering around town with the camera. Among the things I was looking for were the old neon signs (and some not so old), so here are a few of the shots I took:

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And the newcomer (delicious by the way!):
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Posted 04 January 2012 - 05:25 PM

Very nice. I like the old Joe Diaches neon.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 08:26 AM

Thanks - I like that one as well - probably from watching "American Pickers" too much! I plan to go out and take night pictures of them as well, although I noticed that some, including Joe Daiches, are missing the tubes, so I guess I'll skip those...
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Posted 05 January 2012 - 09:08 AM

Agree. Great job on the signs. Jewels.

I really like the new Cupcakery neon. It is just terrific for that spot on my opinion. You just have to love neon. I wish the city required it! To me, it is what makes Downtown, Downtown.

To bad the neon is gone form Daiches Building. Not that it would be lit or anything at this point.
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Posted 09 January 2012 - 11:26 AM

We wandered out into the dark of night so I could update with some night shots of these great neon signs!

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 08:48 AM

I've expanded my search for interesting neon, and found the following while out and about the past few weeks:

Henderson and Lancaster, DTFW

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Old Town Grapevine

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Billy Bob's (duh)

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Inside Old Red, Dallas

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 09:12 AM

Love all of the neon signs. Keep 'em coming!

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 09:22 AM

Thanks - will do!
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 10:02 AM

Really well done. Neon signs are a real challenge. (very high dynamic range of light to dark)
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Posted 23 March 2012 - 12:29 PM

Not lit in this pic, but this one is kind of a favorite:

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I always smile inside when I think of the anachronism on the sign- a classic early- to mid-20th century styled sign with letters proclaiming their ATM. :roflol:
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Posted 23 March 2012 - 01:37 PM

Perhaps the bank had an early "Automobile Testing Machine" to bring in more 'motorized' customers??? :laugh:
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 08:15 AM

OK, so these aren't exactly "local", but some more shots from our trip to Galveston last Saturday

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Seriously, would you really advertise if you had crabs?? :rolleyes:

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 09:06 AM

A couple more from around town:

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I don't think it is possible for me to pass by this clock without taking a picture!

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:21 PM

Some other Fort Worth signs:

On Berry, near TCU:
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Off of North Main Street:
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Off of Camp Bowie:
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Edmonson's Fried Chicken, Fort Worth by dangr.dave, on Flickr

W.F. Laurence:
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W.F. Laurence Fine Flowers, Fort Worth by dangr.dave, on Flickr

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:39 PM

I really like The Aardvark's new sign. I noticed it a few weeks ago when I was going down Berry at night. Since the road is under construction there, I had been avoiding the street.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:44 AM

Yes, John; the Aardvark sign is pretty cool. Here are some other neon signs in the local area:

Haltom Plaza:
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Joy Floral Co:
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Joy Floral Co, Fort Worth by dangr.dave, on Flickr

Chimy's W7th:
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College Cleaners:
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Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:07 AM

Out of all of these signs, I'm surprised no one has posted this one.
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 10:21 PM

I love the Scat sign. I also didn't see anyone post Earthbones:
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Or the Razoo's sign:
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 10:27 PM

When I was a younger I thought the Jazz Lounge was fake,that someone just put a sign there to make Fort Worth look more cultured. I don't have a clue why I thought that! Every time I walk by there I am tempted to take a picture, it's very cool. Never been to it though.

I never realized how many neon signs there are around here. It seems Sundance is changing a lot of the parking signs into neon ones, that or I've just never noticed them before.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 10:38 PM

I've taken many shots of Razzoo's sign over the years. Here's one that hasn't been put up on this thread and it is an old one. I can remember it being there when I was a kid. This is a daytime shot.
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:37 AM

Love the Vandervoorts sign - I've seen it on south Main, but never made it there on foot to take a picture. We're moving back to the 'country' this weekend, so my (easy) photo ops around Downtown will sadly be a thing of the past.
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:12 AM

Ron, we are going to miss your photography.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:56 AM

Thanks John, I appreciate that. Hopefully we'll still make the occasional journey downtown (we'll only be 20 miles away), but I know we didn't visit as often as I would have liked before we actually made the move to the T&P.

Good news to John S if you see this - I'll have a relatively sound-proof room, and have recently acquired a half-stack with four 12" x 100W Clarion speakers, so I'll be ready to crank it up! I'll also be replacing the drums I sold when we moved downtown...
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:38 PM

I would have loved to see this one lit up:

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Peters Bros Hats, Fort Worth by dangr.dave, on Flickr

Oh, and here is the guy on the sign:

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:49 AM

I just noticed that no one put up Ojos Locos or Frankies:

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:47 AM

I actually have photos of both of those by day and by night. I also shot Vandervoort's at night recently, but I haven't uploaded one yet.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:07 AM

The Santa Fe depot has some good neon:

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Santa Fe Depot, Fort Worth by dangr.dave, on Flickr

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 01:08 AM

Here's a little neon from Division Street in Arlington. Not all of it particularly interesting (especially when I shoot them), but it makes me think of what Division might have been like when it was part of the Bankhead. (Is that correct, Pete?)

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:55 PM

Cool, gdvanc! I love the lights in Arlington! Here are a couple from the Stockyards

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Leddy's Boots, Fort Worth by dangr.dave, on Flickr

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H3 Ranch, Fort Worth by dangr.dave, on Flickr

Not necessarily neon, but definitely bright when lit up:
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Internationally famous by dangr.dave, on Flickr

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:43 PM

The new Babes in Arlington is awesome. Actually, all Babes stores are awesome. Would love on in FW someplace.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:46 PM

I'm curious what are our favorite neon signs in and around Fort Worth. Please post or list.

Here's my contribution for the day. Vandervoort's Dairy at dusk.
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Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:22 PM

Anybody up for a little Jack Starr?

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:44 PM

Norris and Scat's are my favorite signs.

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 01:07 PM

Another one from the Stockyards:

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Oh, and this one too:

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 12:14 PM

I was at Joe T.'s for a Christmas Party last Thursday and their sign was lit up. I did not have anything but my cell phone camera with me. It would be great to have more nighttime shots of these signs.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 01:22 PM

I'm curious what are our favorite neon signs in and around Fort Worth. Please post or list.

Here's my contribution for the day. Vandervoort's Dairy at dusk.
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Quality products but horrible place to work. Staying on topic, it is a great sign that they maintain.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 09:38 PM

Anyone ever bought anything at Sam's?

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:31 PM

Lest we forget S&S:

 

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 04:23 PM

Here are two photos that I just put on my Flickr:

 

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Hangin' out at the Ranch by dangr.dave, on Flickr

 

and,

 

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Hard Eight by dangr.dave, on Flickr



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Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:56 AM

I always smile inside when I think of the anachronism on the sign- a classic early- to mid-20th century styled sign with letters proclaiming their ATM. :roflol:

 

I got a pic of it lit up last night.

 

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:16 PM

Byblos:

 

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Byblos by dangr.dave, on Flickr

 

and Bob Davis:

 

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Bob Davis Fence and Awning by dangr.dave, on Flickr



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Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:43 PM

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It was a true landmark by all accounts by dangr.dave, on Flickr



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:40 PM

Here are some recent shots that I've taken:

 

Scat:

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Scattered jazz by dangr.dave, on Flickr

 

Lucky Lady (now demolished):

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She wasn't really that lucky after all by dangr.dave, on Flickr

 

Fort Worth Bolt & Tool (though not really neon):

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Bolt & Tool by dangr.dave, on Flickr



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Posted 15 April 2013 - 09:51 PM

Just saw this article about the removal of the Alamo Plaza sign:

 

http://www.dallasnew...t-forgotten.ece

 

Sad.

 

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The court is now in session by dangr.dave, on Flickr



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 08:31 AM

Again, this is where preservationists need to get things in writing.  I think most people thought the developer would keep the sign in place on the site.  Now, since it has been removed, there is no guarantee that it will be erected in another location.



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Posted 19 July 2013 - 09:48 PM

Here's one that won't be around much longer because they are demolishing the building.  However, right now, the sign is still intact.  It's the old Ewell Fuel Company at the northwest corner of West Berry and Cleburne Road.

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