This paint-up is not that old, but it hasn’t weathered well. It’s on a shotgun building on the corner of East Market and Unicoi Streets in Kingsport TN. The car is painted on tin and affixed to the wall. The other side of the building has this same sign, less the car, in much better shape. In this area, our prevailing weather comes in from the west, the direction which this sign is facing.
Nice neon on this period drug store, now repurposed…in Wytheville VA.
This is in Stone KY. Looking south with Hwy 199 on the left. Sign’s in pretty good condition. Find out about the history of Stone KY here.
This is in Bristol TN. On the right was “A” Beauty Salon. We had a Studebaker when I was a kid. The seat cover on the back seat was itchy. It was summer. I was wearing shorts. You notice these things on a long trip.
This isn’t an old sign, for sure, but it’s really nicely done. This is in Gate City VA. The signature is “Payseur 2012”.
The bogie and the landing gear have been removed from this trailer. It sits, rusting away, near Kingsport Speedway, off John B. Dennis Highway.
Kingsport Speedway dates from 1965, but Volunteer Speedway, in Bulls Gap, had its first race in 1974.
Both are still very much in business.
This is not an old sign, but it’s a well done mosaic business sign in Evarts KY. Thought you’d like to see it.
The Clover Fork meets up with Martin’s Fork at Harlan to kick-start the Cumberland River. The meet-up is north of Harlan now, since everything was rerouted by the Army Corps of Engineers (finished up in 1989) to relieve Harlan of the occasional inundation.
I was taking pictures of the Mooresburg Post Office. This was parked across the street. The copyright on the image and the name was granted in 1974 and expired in 1997. The company made various types of seating.
I’m sure it’s not particularly old, but it sure gets the point across.
On the East Andrew Johnson Highway in Morristown TN.