Cool ghost neon sign for the Valley Diner outside Toms Brook (south of Strasburg, VA) along U.S. Route 11. According to Diner Hunter, it opened in 1932 and was likely built on-site. This sign has been there since at least the 1960s. dinerhunter.com/2011/11/27/valley-diner-toms-brook-va/
Vintage plastic sign for Pepsi hanging over the Central Barber Shop, 119 Main Street (U.S. Route 11) in Woodstock, Virginia. Because if there’s one thing I think about while getting my haircut, it’s cracking open a refreshing Pepsi Cola.
Faded Coca-Cola ad on the side of a brick commercial building at 100 S. Mildred Street in Ranson, West Virginia at the corner of Mildred and W 6th Avenue. You can see they lowered the windows, effacing part of the ad.
Neon sign for Rodeway Inn & Suites, 741 E Washington Street in Charles Town, West Virginia. This establishment was once known as the “Turf Motel”. I like the dramatic red arrow directing travelers off the road.
Cool neon sign for the Southern Kitchen, 9576 US Route 11 in New Market, Virginia.
Faded Coca-Cola ad on the side of an old building near McFarland Auto Body, 6512 Winchester Avenue (U.S. Route 11) in Inwood, West Virginia. Above the Coke ad I believe it reads “A.M. Shirley & Son Groceries & Meats”.
Sign for the Wayside Inn, 7783 Main Street (U.S. Route 11) in Middletown, Virginia. This establishment first opened in 1797 and was known as Wilkenson’s Tavern. Jacob Larrick bought the inn and renamed it Larrick’s Hotel, after himself. In the early 1900s, a new owner expanded and modernized the hotel and called it the Wayside Inn. Today it’s owned and operated by Becky and George Reeves.
Neon sign for the
Hotel Strasburg, 213 South Holliday Street in Strasburg, Virginia. The hotel was originally built in 1902 as a private hospital run by Dr. M.R. Bruin. In the 1970s, it was converted to a hotel.
The Hotel Strasburg, 213 South Holliday Street in Strasburg, Virginia. I believe it was designed in Second Empire style.