Sadly, Utterly Abandoned Signs

Signs of the times…a day late.

Abandoned Forest Heights Burger Joint Sign by Sharat Ganapati on Flickr.

Abandoned Forest Heights Burger Joint Sign by Sharat Ganapati on Flickr.

Decaying sign near to Pontamman, Carmarthenshire/Sir Gaerfyrddin, Great Britain. Photo by Hywel Williams on Geograph.org.uk

Decaying sign near to Pontamman, Carmarthenshire/Sir Gaerfyrddin, Great Britain. Photo by Hywel Williams on Geograph.org.uk

8 Mile Motel in Detroit Michigan by Bob Jagendorf on Flickr.

8 Mile Motel in Detroit Michigan by Bob Jagendorf on Flickr.

Fox Theater Marquis, Detroit, Michigan, by Bob Jagendorf on Flickr.

Fox Theater Marquis, Detroit, Michigan, by Bob Jagendorf on Flickr. UPDATE:  A wonderful commenter stopped by to let us know this theater was renovated in 1988 and is doing great!

Sam's Loans - Pawnbroker sign, Detroit, Michigan by Bob Jagendorf on Flickr.

Sam’s Loans – Pawnbroker sign, Detroit, Michigan by Bob Jagendorf on Flickr.

Balboa Fun Zone, Newport Beach by Mr. Littlehand on Flickr.

Balboa Fun Zone, Newport Beach by Mr. Littlehand on Flickr.

Found in an alley off Georgia Avenue in the Petworth neighborhood of Washington DC - Hawkins from Washington DC on Wikimedia Commons.

Found in an alley off Georgia Avenue in the Petworth neighborhood of Washington DC – Hawkins from Washington DC on Wikimedia Commons.

Vintage Burton Sign on the corner of Salisbury Road and Preston Lane, only just in the square. Since the local government shake-up in 1974, Burton has been a part of Dorset, Great Britain © Copyright Mike Smith on Geograph.org.uk.

Vintage Burton Sign on the corner of Salisbury Road and Preston Lane, only just in the square. Since the local government shake-up in 1974, Burton has been a part of Dorset, Great Britain © Copyright Mike Smith on Geograph.org.uk.

Vintage Sign in Chicago, Illinois by Jason Paul Smith, via Flickr

Vintage Sign in Chicago, Illinois by Jason Paul Smith, via Flickr

Before the fire. Chicago, Illinois by S. Jones on Flickr.

Before the fire. Chicago, Illinois by S. Jones on Flickr. After the fire image can be found here.

Derelict sign to derelict pub, Walsall by Roger Kidd on Geograph.org.uk.

Derelict sign to derelict pub, Walsall, Great Britain, by Roger Kidd on Geograph.org.uk.

Derelict sign - Hazel Head Farm and Brigg House Cottage. Copyright Ian-Cunliffe on Geograph.org.uk.

Derelict sign – Hazel Head Farm and Brigg House Cottage near to Ulpha, Cumbria, Great Britain. Copyright Ian-Cunliffe on Geograph.org.uk.

Crystal Cave Chattanooga's Best Attraction Or Your Money Back  Highway U.S. 11 (Birmingham Highway) just south of Trenton, Georgia. Photo by Brent Moore on Flickr.

Crystal Cave Chattanooga’s Best Attraction Or Your Money Back Highway U.S. 11 (Birmingham Highway) just south of Trenton, Georgia. Photo by Brent Moore on Flickr.

Old timber yard sign; Ross-on-Wye near to Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, Great Britain. Copyright Jonathan Billinger on Geograph.org.uk.

Old timber yard sign; Ross-on-Wye near to Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, Great Britain. Copyright Jonathan Billinger on Geograph.org.uk.

Dr. Pepper sign. Photo by anyjazz65 on flickr.

Dr. Pepper sign. Photo by anyjazz65 on flickr.

Clabber Girl Baking Powder. Bisbee, Arizona. Photo by Kevin Dooley on Flickr.

Clabber Girl Baking Powder. Bisbee, Arizona. Photo by Kevin Dooley on Flickr.

Old sign by Citrus Sunshine on Flickr.

Old sign by Citrus Sunshine on Flickr.

Old Pepsi ad by Don O'Brien on Flickr.

Old Pepsi ad by Don O’Brien on Flickr.

A fabulous old motel sign, hanging forlornly outside the cafe at Bagdad, California. Photo by Peer Lawther on Flickr.

A fabulous old motel sign, hanging forlornly outside the cafe at Bagdad, California. Photo by Peer Lawther on Flickr.

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5 thoughts on “Sadly, Utterly Abandoned Signs

  1. great sit, thanks for posting my Jack Robbins pictures after the fire. Keep up the good work. Jack Robbins was a great sign, I always enjoyed seeing it when I drove up Belmont ave.
    nitram242

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    • Thank you for posting it on Flickr and giving it a CC license! I love scouring the net to find these gorgeous pictures to share with those who happen to stumble upon my blog. I’m addicted to vintage or derelict images and yours are excellent. 🙂

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    • Thanks for stopping by and setting the record straight! I believe the original source stated it was abandoned. Perhaps it was when he took that picture? I’m so glad to hear that the theater is flourishing! I’ll update the photo. 🙂

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      • I just took another closer look at that sign and it’s clearly not abandoned. I have no idea why I thought it was. I might have been in too a great a hurry when looking for images for this post.

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