Signs that got away.....
Bygone area signs
CLICK ON PICTURES TO ENLARGE. Some photos were shot 20 or more years ago. They have been enhanced to improve the clairity. (I was a kid with a 110 camera on my 10 speed bike back then... Bless you, Photoshop!)
1. Arby's - Moravia Park Dr., Baltimore. demolished in 1998 for a McDonald's. The Laurel, MD Arby's retains its original.
2. Arcade Theater - Harford Rd in Hamilton. Long closed as a theater, marquee held on until 2002.
3.Bel Air Bowl - Rt. 1, Bel Air, MD This 1950's Bowl operated until 2001. Demolished and replaced with new developement.
4.Brooklyn Hardware - Hanover St., S. Balto. Still in business in 2007, 14' hammer collapsed in a windstorm in 2004.
5. Carvel ice Cream - Reisterstown Rd., Pikesville, MD This late 1950's store closed in 2002. Signs were trashed.
6. China Clipper - 1003 N. Charles St., Balto. Closed in 1993, sign in posession of the owners. The landmark chinese restaurant was named after the large 4-engine amphibious passanger planes. (Thanks to Bill Blonder for the info).
7.Club 602 - Rt. 198 near Fort Meade, MD. Lounge and Liquor store operates under another name today.
8. Cook's Laurel Hardware - Main St., Laurel, MD. Demolished in 1998. Sign was aquired by a coffee shop across the street and displayed in a rear garden. The 'Cook's' portion originally said 'Dupont' (paints).
9.dePENNdable Used Cars. - Quantico Ave. (off Reisterstown Rd., Balto. ) Long closed, a tree grew right through it.