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Colorado Signs (page 1)

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Weiss Cleaners
Alamosa, CO
Dutch Mill Cafe
Antonito, CO
First National Bank
Arvada, CO
The Weiss Cleaners sign was probably built in the 1950s. For more, see this website. [map]

The Dutch Mill Cafe sign is probably from the 1950s. [map]

The First National Bank sign is installed on the roof. It appears that it revolved originally. Only one side of the sign has neon. There is now a Community Bank of Colorado in the building but this sign remains. There is a much larger First National Bank sign in St. Paul, MN. For more, see this website. [map]

More Arvada Signs:
Triangle Liquors [map]

Ranger Motel
Aurora, CO
Biltmore Motel
Aurora, CO
Top Star Motel
Aurora, CO
Carriage Motor Inn
Aurora, CO
The Ranger Motel was built in 1947. There was a different sign here originally. This sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. For more, see this website. [map]

The Biltmore Motel was built in 1956. There was a different sign here originally. This sign was probably built in the 1960s. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Top Star Motel was built in 1957. This sign is probably from then. I assume the star revolved at one time. [map]

The Carriage Motor Inn sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

Wolf's Motor Inn
Aurora, CO
Riviera Motel
Aurora, CO
Timberline Motel
Aurora, CO
The Wolf's Motor Inn was built in 1962. This sign is probably from then. For more, see this website. [map]

The Riviera Motel was built in 1955. This may be the original sign. For more, see this website. [map]

I believe the Timberline Motel was originally the Pines Motel. The green sign shown on the left above were probably from then, possibly the 1930s or 1940s. They have been repainted and the neon removed. These photos are from 2012. By 2015, the signs had been repainted again. The drop shadows on the sign on the left are gone now. The sign shown in the above right photo is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

More Aurora Signs:
Stanley Aviation [map]

Jordinelli's
Sports Bar
Brighton, CO
Kozy
Kort Motel
Brush, CO
Longhorn Motel & Restaurant
Byers, CO
Jordinelli's Sports Bar opened in 1934. This sign is probably from sometime later. [map]

The Kozy Kort Motel sign is probably from the 1950s or earlier. The sign was previously painted green. [map]

The Longhorn Motel & Restaurant was built in 1963. This sign may be from then. There are actually two signs which are joined together. For more, see this website. [map]

Pioneer Motel
Canon City, CO
Skyline Court
Canon City, CO
Travel Inn Motel
Canon City, CO
The Pioneer Motel sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

The Skyline Court is now the Skyline Motel but this sign remains. [map]

The Travel Inn Motel sign is probably from the 1950s. It originally advertised for the El Camino Motel. The motel was renamed and the sign repainted sometime after 1991. For more, see this website. [map]

former Dun Rovin Motel
Colorado Springs, CO
Skylark Apartments
Colorado Springs, CO
The Dun Rovin' Motel was built in 1950. The motel closed and was about to be demolished when the first photo above was taken in 2008. This sign was adapted for the Dun Rovin' Plaza which is now at the site. The second photo is from 2012. For more, see this website. [map]

The Skylark Apartments was originally named the Skylark Motel. The pole sign has been updated and stripped of neon. The "Comfort" sign is installed on the roof of the office. Both of these signs are probably from the 1950s. [map]

San-Ayre Court [gone]
Colorado Springs, CO
Chief Motel [gone]
Colorado Springs, CO
Navajo Hogan Roadhouse
Colorado Springs, CO
The San-Ayre Court opened in 1951. While the motel is still there, this sign has been drastically remodeled. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

The Chief Motel was built in 1955 and this sign appears to be from then. The Indian's headdress was originally animated. In 2014, the neon was removed from the sign. Backlit plastic letters were stuck on the panels. In 2016, it was announced that the motel would be demolished. The sign was either auctioned off or removed. For more, see this website.

The Navajo Hogan Roadhouse was built in 1935 as a nightclub. This sign is 17 feet tall. My guess is that this sign was built in the 1950s. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Wrangler Motel
Colorado Springs, CO
Lee's Liquor [gone]
Colorado Springs, CO
Hayes Motor Co.
Colorado Springs, CO
The Wrangler Motel has been here since at least the 1950s. The sign originally had neon and "Wrangler" was written in script. The RV panel was added to the sign later. For more, see this website. [map]

The Lee's Liquor sign was probably built in the 1950s. The business appeared to be closed when this photo was taken in 2012. In 2016, the sign was adapted for the 64 Store. It now has backlit plastic letters. For more, see this website. [map]

The Hayes Motor Co. was founded in 1938. This sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. The business was closed when this photo was taken in 2012. The sign was still there in 2016. [map]

Murphy's Tavern
Colorado Springs, CO
Bear Creek Lanes
Colorado Springs, CO
Murphy's Tavern opened in 1954. This sign is probably from then. The building is probably from the 1930s or 1940s. For more, see this website. [map]

Bear Creek Lanes opened in 1961. This sign appears to be from then. This photo is from 2012. The bowling alley closed in 2014 and the building has been vacant since then. [map]

Benny's Restaurant & Lounge
Colorado Springs, CO
Circle S Motel
Colorado Springs, CO
Benny's Restaurant & Lounge opened in 1953 and this sign is probably from then. For more, see this website. [map]

The Circle S Motel sign was probably built in the 1960s. There was another sign here in the 1950s. The cowboy and bulb lasso were added sometime after 1965. [map]

More Colorado Springs:
Herman's Plumbing [map]

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