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Other Roadside Signage Southeast

 

Sun Studios
Memphis, TN
Photos and info courtesy Elgin MacMillan

The Gibson guitar sign at the Sun Studios in Memphis, TN was only put up in about 2000 but it's a well done piece, with great details. if I didn't know it was a big sign hanging on a building I might think I was just looking at a picture of a real Gibson hollow body. 05-08

 

 

Sears
Dunn, NC
Photo and info courtesy Tait Hilliard

Here's an old style Sears sign greeting roadside travelers as it stands along Main Street in Dunn, NC. 07-08

 

 

Wilkesboro Speedway
Wilkesboro, NC
Photo and info courtesy Tait Hilliard

Wilkesboro Speedway was one of the first speedways used for NASCAR and was still being used for time trials in the last 10 years.  It has fallen apart in recent years but was a big draw for the southern crowds in NASCAR’s beginning years. 08-08

 

 

 

 

Dr. Pepper
Roanoke, VA
Photo and info courtesy Tait Hilliard

This is the largest Dr. Pepper sign I think I have ever seen.  It is in downtown Roanoke VA.  It appears that the neon still lights up at night. 08-08

 

Dr. Pepper sign close-up
Roanoke, VA
Photo courtesy Rick Ibsen

Here's a close-up look at the Dr. Pepper sign. The sign was recently restored along with the H&C sign on the same building. 08-08

 

 

H&C Coffee
Roanoke, VA
Photo courtesy Rick Ibsen

Check out the famous H&C Coffee sign in downtown Roanoke, VA. This sign is a local landmark and was recently restored along with the neighboring Dr. Pepper sign. 08-08

 

 

Robert's Western World
Nashville, TN
Photo courtesy Elgin MacMillan

Along this busy section of Nashville, TN is the sign for Robert's Western World. 09-08

 

 

Bluegrass Inn
Nashville, TN
Photo courtesy Elgin MacMillan

Check out this western sign for the Bluegrass Inn, which is located right next door to Robert's Western Wear in Nashville, TN. The Blue Grass Inn sign features a cowboy with a rope that creatively loops into the words "music" on the sign. 09-08

 

 

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