Fake Lighthouses (page 1)

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Zion Hill Baptist Church
Dallas, TX
Lighthouse Glass
New Orleans, LA
The Zion Hill Baptist Church was built around 1940. [map]

Lighthouse Glass, an art gallery, occupied this building in 2006 when these photos were taken. The building has been vacant since around 2011. The Lighthouse for the Blind remodeled this building in 1924 using the Milneburg Lighthouse as a model for the front. In 1948, the Lighthouse for the Blind moved out of the building. [map]

Baptist Church
St. Ann, MO
Templo Bethel
South Gate, CA
Christian Harmony Ministries
Detroit, MI
The Lighthouse Baptist Church features a 45 tall lighthouse. It was built sometime in or after the 1980s. [map]

Templo Bethel features this central lighthouse feature. Does anyone know when this was built? [map]

The Christian Harmony Ministries building has a lighthouse feature on the side. I don't know if this church was the original occupant. The building appears to be from the 1940s. [map]

St. Mary's Catholic Church
Sacramento, CA
Gospel Lighthouse
of Arroyo Grande
Arroyo Grande, CA
former Investors Savings Bank [gone]
Winchester, VA
of the World
Los Angeles, CA
St. Mary's Catholic Church was built in 1947. The lighthouse bell tower is a reference to St. Mary as the "Star of the Sea." [map]

The Gospel Lighthouse of Arroyo Grande is a Pentecostal church. I don't know when it was built. [map]

Investors Savings Bank built this lighthouse bank in 1976. It is about 35 feet tall. A walk-in bank vault was located in the base of the lighthouse. The bank also built a windmill bank in Virginia Beach, VA which I believe is gone. This building in Winchester housed a CashPoint loan office when these photos were taken in 2008. In 2016, the office space structure attached to the lighthouse was demolished. The lighthouse itself was moved to a farm where it will be used as a silo. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

This faux lighthouse in Los Angeles is located among the cottage-style buildings behind the Crossroads of the World Streamline Moderne building. It was most likely also built in 1936. For more, see this page. [map]

Orick, CA
Oceanside, CA
Marina Del Rey, CA
Tomball, TX
The Lighthouse in Orick stands in front of the closed Lighthouse Christian Fellowship Church. It has been there since at least 1991. For more, see this website. [map]

The Lighthouse in Oceanside is located next to the harbor. It houses a gift shop. [map]

The Lighthouse in Marina Del Rey is located at Fisherman's Village. It houses the Lighthouse Fountain and Grill. [map]

The Lighthouse building in Tomball houses Buzzle's Shaved Ice. I don't know what the original tenant was or when this was built. [map]

former Rusty's Pizza Parlor
Santa Barbara, CA
The Rusty's Pizza Parlor building was originally built as the Crab Shack restaurant. In 1995, the restaurant was remodeled as the Keeper's Lighthouse restaurant. This faux lighthouse was built at that time. Rusty's Pizza had been here since 2002. It moved to a new location in 2014. In 2017, the building was demolished, except for the lighthouse feature. The new building houses the Bluewater Grill. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Tabernacle [gone]
Lexington, OK
Cedar City, UT
Lighthouse Dental
Washington, MO
Wildwood, NJ
The Sunshine Tabernacle seemed to be gone but this lighthouse remained when this photo was taken in 2011. The lighthouse was still there in 2013. By 2016, it was gone.

The Providence Center lighthouse is 90 feet tall. It was built in 2000 for the shopping center. The light on top is lit at night. For more, see this website. [map]

The Lighthouse Dental building appears to be modern. [map]

This Lighthouse in Wildwood is located on the roof of Schellenger's Restaurant. The restaurant opened in 1978 and this lighthouse might be from then. [map]

Fortbend Chiropractic and Wellness
Rosenberg, TX
2011: 2018:
The Fortbend Chiropractic and Wellness building features this lighthouse entrance. Does anyone know what was located here originally? [map]

Strollo's Lighthouse
Point Pleasant, NJ
Strollo's Lighthouse
Long Branch, NJ
Vivar's Villa del Mar
El Paso, TX
Jordan's Lobster Dock
Brooklyn, NY
The Strollo's Lighthouse Italian ice chain was established in 1976. There are now four locations. Only these two have lighthouses. This Point Pleasant stand was built in 1999. The Long Branch location was built in 2010. The Red Bank location is housed in a former gas station. [Point Pleasant map]; [Long Branch map]

Vivar's Villa del Mar restaurant opened in 2011. I believe this building was constructed then. [map]

I believe Jordan's Lobster Dock and this lighthouse were built in the mid-1980s. This photo is from 2012. By 2016, the lighthouse was painted red. [map]

Lighthouse Law Center
Lake Orion, MI
Tawas Motel
Tawas City, MI
Lighthouse Lounge
Bay City, MI
I believe the Lighthouse Law Center was built in 2001. [map]

The Tawas Motel lighthouses are references to the nearby Tawas Point Lighthouse in East Tawas. [map]

The Lighthouse Lounge corner facade appears to be from the 1940s. The Liquor sign is probably from then or the 1950s. I don't know how long the lighthouse has been on the roof or the bar has gone by this name. For more, see this website. [map]

former Burnett's Lighthouse Frozen Custard & Deli
Gladstone, MO
Burnett's Lighthouse Frozen Custard opened around 2003 and closed sometime between 2005 and 2010 (first and second photos above). The building's rooftop lighthouse is still there although the occupant is now Mid-American Title Loans. [map]

Linoma Beach
Gretna, NE
Storm Lake, IA
Dexter, MO
Quincy, MA
American Lobster Mart
Bourne, MA
Welcome Gate
Wareham, MA
The Linoma Beach lighthouse was built in 1939. There was originally a gas station at its base and a restaurant nearby. It is 100 feet tall and made of concrete with metal panels. It stands next to the Platte River at the Linoma Beach Resort. The name "Linoma" came from the resort's location between Lincoln and Omaha. The beacon at the top is no longer lit. [map]

The Lighthouse in Storm Lake was built in 1992. It is about 36 feet tall and has a flashing white light. [map]

The Lighthouse in Dexter is located at the Lighthouse Christian Center. The beacon is functional and lit at night. [map]

The Lighthouse in Quincy was built by the Quincy Oil Company and there was a gas station on the lot originally. The property is now used by the Sprague Energy plant. [map]

The American Lobster Mart features a lighthouse shaped restaurant and store. [map]

The Lighthouse in Wareham is part of a pair that mark the entrance to town. [map]

Christmas Tree Shops
Lynnfield, MA
Deerfield, MA
Lighthouse [gone]
Fuquay-Varina, NC
Wilson, NC
Paragould, AR
The Christmas Tree Shops started as a Cape Cod chain. They now have about 35 locations in the Northeast. Many of their stores were built to resemble barns and New England villages. This location has a lighthouse and fishing village theme. It was built to complement the ship-shaped restaurant nearby. [map]

This Lighthouse in Deerfield served as a gas station office originally. For more, see this website. [map]

This Lighthouse in Fuquay-Varina was installed at Lighthouse Leisure, a pool and spa company. The business is now known as Clay's Power Equipment and the lighthouse is gone.

This Lighthouse in Wilson is located in the parking lot of Worrell's Seafood Restaurant. [map]

This Lighthouse in Paragould stands in front of the Apostolic Lighthouse Pentecostal Church. [map]

Harbour Center
Annapolis, MD
Oxnard, CA
Bearclaw Coffee
South Haven, MI
Mexicali Rose
Wisconsin Dells, WI
Galley Restaurant
Valdosta, GA
Menahga, MN
The Annapolis Harbour Center, a shopping center, features this full-sized, faux lighthouse. [map]

Fisherman's Wharf has another landlocked shopping center lighthouse. It appears to be used for storage. The shopping center was built in 1977 and the lighthouse was probably built then. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Bearclaw Coffee shared this lighthouse building with Beachfront Bicycle Rental when this photo was taken in 2011. By 2012, the building was housing the Lighthouse Coffee Joint. By 2015, the building was housing Hook Up Charters. Before 2006, the building housed Captain Nichols Fleet office. In 1991, it was housing Lighthouse Ribs. Does anyone know what was here originally? For more, see this website. [map]

The Mexicali Rose restaurant features a lighthouse in its design. It was originally "The Reef" and later "The Lighthouse". The current manager believes the building is from the 1950s. For more, see this website. [map]

The Galley Restaurant building was vacant when this photo was taken in 2010. By 2012, the top of the lighthouse-ish building had been transformed into flames for the Mongo restaurant. [map]

I don't know what business this Lighthouse in Menahga is associated with. It is located just a block from Spirit Lake. [map]

Olympia, WA
Olympia, WA
Des Moines, WA
The first Lighthouse in Olympia shown above is located at the Olympia Yacht Club. It was built in 1930 as part of the clubhouse which was rebuilt in the 1950s. [map]

The second Lighthouse in Olympia shown above is located at Lighthouse Antiques. [map]

The Lighthouse in Des Moines houses a bar, denture clinic, and barber shop. Does anyone know when this building was constructed and what it housed originally? [map]

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