August 20, 2011

Big Spring (or is it "Big Sprang"?)*

*I prefer the twangy version.

west texas' finest theatre ghost sign
This is a ghost sign on the back of the Ritz Theatre in Big Spring. It says: "West Texas' Finest Theatre."

Ritz Theatre c. pre-1941. Beaux Arts
ritz theatre

State Theater ca. 1942, Streamline Moderne
state theater

Alberto's Crystal Cafe neon sign
alberto's crystal cafe neon sign

Howard County Courthouse c. 1953, Art Deco
howard county courthouse

Hotel Settles c. 1930
hotel settles
This site has some great, historical photographs.

another view of the hotel settles

coca-cola ghost in big spring


Glennis said...

Great photo

Unknown said...

Big Spring Texas, site of the opening scenes from "Midnight Cowboy". . .The big Tex drive in was actually the Sahara Drive-in. . . The Big Spring Motel, and Millers Restaurant now long gone.