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Neon signage Midwest

 

Petey's Bungalow
Oak Lawn, IL
Photo and info courtesy Bruce R. Cassi / 1999

Petey's Bungalow Lounge opened around 1960 and serves up some pretty big steaks. The drinks are known to be strong too. 04-07

 

 

Garden Cleaners
Evergreen Park, IL
Photo and info courtesy Bruce R. Cassi / 2007

Garden Cleaners has been located on 95th Street in Evergreen Park for well over 45 years. This classic sweeping arrow sign was created by the Flashtric Sign Company in Chicago. Around 1996, a new owner took over and had the sign repaired so all 170 light bulbs would light up. In 2007, it is one of only five neon signs that remain in the village. 04-07

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jack Thompson Oldsmobile (Demolished)
Oak Lawn, IL
Photo and info courtesy Bruce R. Cassi / 2002

Jack Thompson Oldsmobile was known as the "home of the Free Loaner Car". The main building's showroom only held 8 cars, but behind the service department was a 50 car indoor showroom. This rooftop sign burned bright for over 50 years. On August 2, 2002, through tear filled eyes I watched, along with former employees, mechanics and customers as this dealership was reduced to a pile of rubble. 04-07

 

 

1 Hour Service (Removed)
Marion, IN
Photo courtesy Alan Culley

This neon sign featuring 1 Hour Service at no extra charge no longer lights up the window in Marion, IN. 06-07

 

 

Kmart (Removed)
Marion, IN
Photo courtesy Alan Culley

This neon Kmart sign used to light up the street in Marion, IN. 06-07

 

 

 

 

Shoe City (Removed)
Marion, IN
Photo courtesy Alan Culley

Red is the neon theme at Shoe City in Marion. This sign, like many of the others in this Indiana town has been removed. 06-07

 

 

Wellers Cleaners (Removed)
Marion, IN
Photo courtesy Alan Culley

Check out Wellers Cleaners and its neon advertising its one hour service. 06-07

 

 

 

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