Bristol, Virginia: Vintage Roadside Signs at Self-Storage

The owners of a self-storage facility turned their property into a mini-museum of vintage roadside signs, but as of 2021 many of them have been sold.

RC's Mini-Self-Storage

Address:
16038 Lee Hwy, Bristol, VA
Directions:
RC's Mini-Self-Storage. I-81 exit 10. Drive west toward US Hwy 11, then turn right (north). You'll see the self-storage facility with its retro signs about a half-mile north, on the right.
Hours:
M-F 9-5, Sa 9-1. Gated after hours. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Vintage Roadside Signs at Self-Storage

A lot of the signs have been sold off. I spoke to the owner and she said that they wanted to build a house and to help finance it, they sold off a lot of the signs. There aren't many left.

[Max Chester, 10/14/2021]
Vintage Roadside Signs at Self-Storage

Stop by during business hours or you can only view from the street. Which is kind of a shame.

[Ml, 06/07/2015]

Vintage signs.

Vintage Roadside Signs at Self-Storage

This is a must for the off-the-beaten-path traveler. What you see from the front is only the tip of the iceberg; this place has two complete, relocated gas stations in the rear of the facility. Americana kitsch at its best.

[Michael C Green, 10/26/2013]

The grounds of the self-storage facility are home to a number of lovingly restored vintage signs from local businesses, including the Summit Drive-In Theatre and the Robert E. Lee Motel.

Vintage Signs at Self Storage

This is not your typical storage lot. The owner of this establishment has been collecting and restoring old commercial signs from a bygone era, including the Robert E Lee Motel and the Summit Drive In. He is also collecting old cars, on display on the lot, and for a special treat, visit the main office - decked out like a 1950s kitchen.

[Ktdougherty, 06/27/2012]

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