Fake Lighthouses (page 2)

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Bank of
the Lakes [gone]
Catoosa, OK
Water Station
Laredo, TX
Lighthouse [gone]
Fort Walton Beach, FL
Harbor House Inn
Ellison Bay, WI
Lighthouse Shop
Kewaunee, WI
The Bank of the Lakes was established in 1976 in Langley, OK. I believe this is the only branch with a lighthouse sign. This photo is from 2011. By 2016, another bank was there and the lighthouse was gone.

This Lighthouse Water Station vending machine is similar to the ubiquitous Watermill Express vending machines. I have not seen another one like this. I did not make note of the address when I took this photo in 2008. Does anyone know where it's located or if it's still there?

The Lighthouse in Fort Walton Beach advertised for Rainewhite Realty. It was probably modern. This photo is from 2010. By 2014, the realtor and the lighthouse were gone.

The Harbor House Inn was built in 1904. The property is located right on Green Bay so the lighthouse may have also had a functional use. [map]

The Lighthouse Shop is a gift shop featuring souvenirs and nautical collectibles. [map]

Crothersville, IN
Lighthouse Point
Yacht Club
Aurora, IN
Clayton Homes
Millsboro, DE
Lighthouse Rescue
Mission [gone]
Nampa, ID
Harbor Church
Shelburn, IN
Marblehead, OH
Kenly 95
Kenly, NC
This Lighthouse Tabernacle lighthouse in installed by the road in front of their building. [map]

The Lighthouse Point Yacht Club lighthouse appears to be a recent construction. [map]

The lighthouse in Millsboro is located in front of Clayton Homes. Does anyone know its history? [map]

The lighthouse in Nampa was home to the Lighthouse Rescue Mission. I believe it was built in the mid-1990s. In 2013, the organization moved to a new location and it was announced that this building will be demolished. It was gone in 2015.

The lighthouse in Shelburn is located at the Soul's Harbor Church. [map]

The lighthouse in Marblehead stands next to Lighthouse Antiques. Does anyone know how long it's been here or the business originally associated with it? [map]

The Kenly lighthouse is 65 feet tall. It was built in 2010 at the Kenly 95 Truckstop which is located right off I-95. The lighthouse is meant to resemble the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. [map]

Cape Cod Cottage
Red Bluff, CA
Totally Kids
Loma Linda, CA
Coopers Seafood House
Scranton, PA
The Cape Cod Cottage building housed an antiques store. The building was vacant when this photo was taken in 2016. Does anyone know what was here originally? [map]

The lighthouse building at Totally Kids was built around 2008. It conceals an oxygen tank. [map]

Coopers Seafood House features a ship-shaped building and lighthouse. There is also a giant octopus on the roof and several pirate statues. [map]

Wells, ME
BlueJacket Shipcrafters
Searsport, ME
Lighthouse Point
St. Petersburg, FL
Harbor Cove
Gainesville, FL
Indian Shores, FL
Public Storage
Winter Park, FL
This lighthouse at Lighthouse Condominiums originally advertised for the Coastal Motel. There is an arrow with bulbs inside the top part. It is lit from May to October. For more, see this website. [map]

BlueJacket Shipcrafters has been making model ships and boats since 1905. This lighthouse building is used for the company's offices and production. It also contains a gallery of different models as well. The lighthouse building has been here since at least the mid-1980s. It was previously a gift shop and ice cream stand. [map]

The lighthouse in St. Petersburg is located in the Lighthouse Point shopping center. This photo is from 2009. In 2015, the lighthouse was painted with red and white stripes. [map]

The lighthouse in Gainesville stands at the Harbor Cove Apartments development. This photo is from 2009. Around 2015, the lighthouse was painted black and white. [map]

The Pub Waterfront Restaurant features this lighthouse on their roof. The restaurant opened sometime in the mid-1960s. [map]

The Winter Park Public Storage was previously a Shurgard Self-Storage location. In 2006, Shurgard's U.S. locations were purchased by Public Storage. Shurgard built lighthouse-accented buildings in Europe and the US. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, and 4. [map]

Jacksonville, FL
Ponce Inlet, FL
Whale Harbor
Restaurant [gone]
Islamorada, FL
Murray's Light [gone]
Fernandina Beach, FL
Green's Light
Fernandina Beach, FL
lighthouse house
Fernandina Beach, FL
The Jacksonville Lighthouse decorates the corner of the First Baptist Church parking garage. It is a replica of the St. Augustine Lighthouse in nearby St. Augustine, FL. For more, see this website. [map]

The Lighthouse Landing restaurant lighthouse is a 35 foot tall replica of the nearby Ponce de Leon Inlet Light Station. It appears to be a recent construction. This photo is from 2009. By 2016, the building was housing the Hidden Treasure Rum Bar & Grill. [map]

The Whale Harbor Restaurant lighthouse served as the entrance. The White Harbor Marina has been here since 1947 but I don't know when this restaurant was built. This photo is from 2009. By 2015, the building was gone.

These three Fernandina Beach Lighthouses are residences right on the beach. The lighthouse fascination is a tribute to the nearby, actual Amelia Island Lighthouse.

Murray's Light, a 37 foot tall replica of it, was built in the 1970s. This photo is from 2009. By 2013, it was gone.

Green's Light is square-ish but still recognizable as a simulated lighthouse. This photo is from 2009. [map]

The other Fernandina Beach lighthouse was located in the backyard of a normal looking house. This photo is from 2009. In 2013, the house was demolished but the lighthouse was still there. I don't know if there are plans to build another house in front of the lighthouse. Its similarity to Green's Light down the road leads me to believe it was designed by the same architect. For more, see this website. [map]

Morro Bay, CA
Bass River Jolly Captain Condominiums
South Yarmouth, MA
The Lighthouse in Morro Bay was built around 1979 as an addition to the house of Gladys Walton, a silent film star. An elevator was built to take her to the top. She passed away in 1993. She also had a Windmill House built nearby. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Bass River Jolly Captain Condominiums was originally the Jolly Captain Motor Lodge. The motel was built in 1960. The lighthouse contained the office, a cafeteria and a few rooms. In the late 1980s, the property was converted into condos. These photos are from 2009. In 2010, the captain statue's head blew off in a storm. The rest of his body has been removed. [map]

Waterfront Plaza
Louisville, KY
Lighthouse Christian Academy
Columbus, OH
Waterfront Plaza features "Twin Lighthouses" with one on top of each identical tower. They were built in the early 1990s and are lit at night. They actually function as true lighthouses since they for orientation by airplanes. Heavy duty lighthouse grade equipment was used in their construction. The beacons are meticulously maintained. For more, see this website. [map]

The Lighthouse Christian Academy "Prayer Tower" lighthouse was built in the 1970s. The Sam the Sailor mannequin had been there since at least the early 1990s. These photos are from 2009. In 2011, the sailor was removed and stored inside the lighthouse. As of 2012, the building is for sale. For more, see this website. [map]

Los Angeles, CA
Frying Pan Island
Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Devil's Lake
Baraboo, WI
Poit's Lighthouse Mini Golf
North Eastham, MA
The Lighthouse in Los Angeles is on the corner of the building which now houses Alexander's for Hair. It is painted like a barber shop pole. Does anyone know what was here originally? [map]

The Frying Pan Island Lighthouse was built in 1882. The 18 foot tall structure was used as an actual lighthouse. It was moved here to the Coast Guard Station in 1988. For more, see this website. [map]

The Devil's Lake Amusements lighthouse is located on the mini golf course. It appears to be used for storage. This photo is from 2011. By 2013, the place had closed. It was still there but looked abandoned.

Poit's Lighthouse Mini Golf features a nautical theme. There are three lighthouses. The business opened in 1954. [map]

Lighthouse Square
Lincoln City, OR
Lighthouse Coffee Co.
Lincoln City, OR
Port Isabel, TX
Corpus Christi, TX
Port Aransas, TX
Conroe, TX
The Lighthouse Square shopping center lighthouse was probably modeled after the Yaquina Head Lighthouse in Newport, OR. It was built in 1986. [map]

The Lighthouse Coffee Co. building has been here since at least 2009. [map]

The Lighthouse in Port Isabel is a real one, built in 1852. It has not been operational since 1905. It is now owned by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and operated by the City. For more, see 1 and 2. [map]

The Lighthouse in Corpus Christi was installed at Del Mar College in 2007. For more, see this website. [map]

The Lighthouse in Port Aransas is located in front of Islander Beach Goods. It has been there since at least 2007. [map]

The Lighthouse in Conroe is installed at the Lighthouse Business Park in front of Precision Interior Products. It has been there since 2007. [map]

Beacon Oil Company
Bayonne, NJ
Vermilion, OH
Minatare, NE
Sheridan, WY
The Beacon Oil Company building was vacant when these photos were taken in 2012. It was still vacant in 2013. I don't know what will happen with this rooftop lighthouse. [map]

The Lighthouse in Vermilion was built in 1991. It is a replica of the lighthouse that was removed in 1929. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Lighthouse in Minatare functions as a picnic shelter and observation tower. It was built by the Veterans Conservation Corps in 1939. It is 55 feet tall and located on Lake Minatare. For more, see this website. [map]

This Lighthouse structure in Sheridan is located on the roof of the Mohns Center Science Museum at Sheridan College. I don't know what it is used for.

Three Sisters Lighthouses
Eastham, MA
The Three Sisters Lighthouses were actually functional lighthouses but I'll include them anyway for their novelty. These three lighthouses were built for the Nauset Beach Light Station in 1838. In 1918, two of the lighthouses were sold and used as part of a summer cottage. In the 1920s, the remaining lighthouse became part of another summer cottage. The National Park Service purchased the lighthouses in 1965 and 1975. In 1983, they were moved to a site near their original location. They were positioned in their original configuration, about 150 feet apart. The restoration was completed in 1989. For more, see this website. [map]

More Fake Lighthouses:
Big Lighthouse Fountain (Clanton, AL)
AnchorLight Bed and Breakfast (Crane Hill, AL)
Lighthouse Restaurant (Dewey Beach, DE)
Henlopen Lighthouse replica (Rehoboth Beach, DE)
Jack's Bait & Tackle (Homestead, FL)
Boca Chita Lighthouse (Islandia, FL)
former Beacon Golf (Panama City Beach, FL)
Lighthouse & Boat (Sarasota, FL)
various cities in Florida
Abbey Motel (North Attleboro, MA) [vintage; gone]
Morazan Restaurant (Charlotte, NC)
H.W. Wilson Company (Bronx, NY)
House (Buffalo, NY)
former Lighthouse Restaurant (Buffalo, NY)
Titanic Memorial Lighthouse (New York, NY)
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse replica (Accomac, PA)
Silo Lighthouse (Orefield, PA)
Margaritaville (Myrtle Beach, SC)

Lighthouse Market (Sorrento, BC)
House (Blue Rocks, NS)

For lighthouse-shaped gas stations, see this page.

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