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Independent Order of Odd Fellows
Lodi, CA
Rancho Grande Motel
Lodi, CA
Modern
Motor Lodge
Lodi, CA
The Independent Order of Odd Fellows sign might be from the 1940s or 1950s. It looks like it was restored recently. For more, see this website. [map]

The Rancho Grande Motel sign has been here since at least the 1950s. The snoozing Mexican at the top of the sign was not there originally. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Modern Motor Lodge sign has been here since at least 1950 when it advertised for The Modern Motel. There was a "The" at the top of the sign originally. For more, see this website. [map]

Vintage Reserve Garage
Lodi, CA
The Vintage Reserve Garage sells vintage and classic cars. The business has a nice collection of vintage, car-related signs as well. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Imperial Hotel
Lodi, CA
Hollywood Cafe
Lodi, CA
Victor Brand [gone]
Lodi, CA
The Imperial Hotel was built in 1912. It closed in 1989. This sign is probably from the 1930s or 1940s. The top piece of this sign is a match for the Fall River Hotel sign in Fall River Mills, CA. The Imperial Hotel probably had a bottom piece as well. These signs were probably both made by Zeon Neon. [map]

The Hollywood Cafe opened in 1938. This sign is probably from the 1950s. It was repainted from light blue to red sometime after 2005. For more, see this website. [map]

This Victor Brand meat packing plant closed in 1991 but the sign remained until 2009. It's not known if the sign was destroyed or if any of it was saved. Under the vinyl tarp, the sign read "Victor Brand". For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

Lodi Arch
Lodi, CA
The Lodi Arch was built in 1907 as an entrance for a carnival. The Lodi sign and a California Golden Bear were added to it a few years later. The bear was originally made of papier mache. It was rebuilt in the 1940s. The arch was restored in 1956. For more, see this website. [map]

More Lodi Signs:
Richmaid Restaurant

Rice Bowl
Lompoc, CA
The Rice Bowl opened in 1948. It was previously known as the Lompoc Coffee Shop. This sign was built by Modern Neon Sign of Santa Barbara, CA. For more, see this website. [map]

former Hi Let's Eat
Lompoc, CA
Star Motel
Lompoc, CA
IOOF
Lompoc, CA
Alamo Motel
Los Alamos, CA
The Hi Let's Eat sign originally advertised for the Hi Restaurant which opened in 1960. The "Let's Eat" portion of the sign was missing and painted over in 2006. It was repainted when the Jalama Beach Cafe moved into the building in 2007. This photo is from 2013. The Jalama Beach Cafe closed in 2016. In 2017, the sign was removed. It will most likely be reinstalled at the American Host restaurant in town. For more, see this website. [map]

The Star Motel signs are probably from the 1950s or 1960s. For more, see this website. [map]

This IOOF, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Lodge was built in 1905. This sign is probably from the 1940s or 1950s. It probably had more neon originally and appears to have been refurbished in recent years. [map]

The Alamo Motel was built in the 1940s. This sign is probably from then. For more, see this website. [map]

Cessna
Lone Pine, CA
Slaters Sporting Goods
Lone Pine, CA
The Cessna sign is located at the Lone Pine Airport. It is probably from the 1950s. [map]

The Slaters Sporting Goods signs appear to be from the 1950s. Since 1994, the business has been known as High Sierra Outfitters. [map]

Margie's
Merry-Go-Round
Lone Pine, CA
Gardner's True Value Hardware
Lone Pine, CA
Margie's Merry-Go-Round opened in 1957 and this sign is probably from then. The merry-go-round part of the sign revolved originally. The restaurant is now the "Merry-Go-Round" Chinese restaurant. The sign remains. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Gardner's True Value Hardware sign appears to be from the 1950s. [map]

Mt. Whitney Motel
Lone Pine, CA
The Mt. Whitney Motel pole sign is probably from the 1950s. The text panels were repainted sometime between 2004 and 2007. They were previously painted brown. The horizontal sign might be from the 1940s. It was previously painted green. For more, see this website. [map]

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