Washington DC Signage

I made a mini-roadtrip this morning to DC for some good old fashioned neon.

Clock Hands pointing down.
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A&R Auto Parts. The neon appears it originally read something else.
1824 Bladensburg Road NE
Washington, DC 20002

http://www.aandrautoparts.com/

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Ride With Safety – Yellow Cab Company.

http://www.dcyellowcab.com/
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Ohio Restaurant
1380 H St. NE
Now Closed
More pictures, including ones of the interior, can be found here.
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Atlas Theater
1331 H St. NE
Built 1938
Architect John J. Zink.
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S and S Shoe Repairing
1126 H St. NE

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Storefront
New York Ave NE
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Budget Motor Inn
1615 New York Avenue Northeast
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Syd’s Drive In Liquor Store
2325 BLADENSBURG RD NE

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Automatic Transmission
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Former Roy Rogers?
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Barn shaped building
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Publick Playhouse
5445 Landover Road
Hyattsville, MD 20784
Opened 1947
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Modern Dry Cleaning/ Electric Maid
Takoma Park, MD
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Rayco Auto Seat Covers
7998 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
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Glenmont Arcade
Formerly home to “Tuffy” Leeman’s duckpin Bowling alley. Tuffy, a pro football hall of fame member, played for the New York Giants from 1936 to 1943. The duckpin alley closed several years back.

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White Oak Bowling Lanes

I stopped in here yesterday for a few games. They are celebrating their fiftieth year in business. I’ve been going to these lanes for as long as I can remember.

Duckpin lanes are disappearing all the time. Tuffy Leeman Glenmont Lanes used to be just down the road, but they closed several years back, and I’ve heard reports that the location is now being used to dump garbage.
How To Play

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While there, we had a quick bite to eat at the snack bar, a half smoke, fries and a burger for dad.

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Suburban Trust Bank. Founded in 1951.
Suburban Trust Building – Rockville.

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Entryway mat. The bowling alley is in the basement of the shopping center
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Loitering
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The shopping center’s had many new facades over the years
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For more, see:
Duckpin Bowling @ Boomer Twilight
“Duckpin” – a documentary

Stops from May 26, 2009 Diner Trip

Airport Diner – 15110 Kutztown Rd. – Kutztown, PA.
The Airport diner is a 1960 Silk City, serial number 6027, with zig-zag stainless

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Philco sign – Pauley’s Electric Shop
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222 Dutch Lanes Bowling
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Emmaus Bowling Center – 16 Lanes – AMF – Emmaus, PA
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Plaza 2331. Dig that plaid.
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Trivet Family Restaurant – Breinigsville, PA – 1970s DeRaffele
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Trucking Sign- Emmaus, PA
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5th Street Diner – Temple, PA. Kullman replacing a Silk City
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Giant Penguin
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Backside of the Prospect Diner- Columbia, PA, a 1955 Kullman, as seen from the highway
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