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Colorado Signs (page 4)

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Big Bunny Motel
Lakewood, CO
Trail's End Motel
Lakewood, CO
The Big Bunny Motel was built in 1952 and this sign is probably from then. It was known as the Bugs Bunny Motel until around 1997 when legal action from Warner Brothers forced the name change. The lettering on the sign was altered at that point. These photos are from 2012. In 2015, the sign was repainted. The bunny and font have changed considerably. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Trail's End Motel sign was probably built in the 1950s. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

A Bar D Motel
Lakewood, CO
Scatterday's
Lumber Yard
Lakewood, CO
Lakewood Lodge
Lakewood, CO
The A Bar D Motel is now known as the A & D Motel. This sign appears to be from the 1950s or 1960s. For more, see this website. [map]

Scatterday's Lumber Yard was established in 1945. This sign might be from the 1950s. The business is closed now but the sign remains as of 2015. [map]

The Lakewood Lodge sign is probably from the 1950s. This photo is from 2012. The sign was repainted in 2014. For more, see this website. [map]

Rocky Mountain Motel
Lakewood, CO
2004: 2012:
The Rocky Mountain Motel sign was probably built in the 1950s. Unfortunately, the neon was removed and the sign was repainted sometime after 2010. For more, see this website. [map]

More Lakewood:
Lane's Tavern

Golden Burro Cafe and Lounge
Leadville, CO
The Golden Burro Cafe and Lounge opened in 1938. In the 1940s, the bar was moved down the block. This sign may be from the 1940s or 1950s. For more, see this website. [map]

Pastime Club
Leadville, CO
Manhattan Bar
Leadville, CO
Masonic Lodge
Leadville, CO
Evergreen Motel
Littleton, CO
Longmont
Lamplighter Motel
Longmont, CO
The Pastime Club and Manhattan Bar signs might be from the 1930s or earlier. [Manhattan map]

This Masonic Lodge was built in 1910. The glass globes on this sign appear to be in perfect shape and might indicate they are modern replacements. [map]

The Evergreen Motel sign is probably from the 1950s. [map]

The Longmont Lamplighter Motel sign is probably from the 1960s. There was originally a man lighting a lamp on top of the sign. Apparently, this motel was related to other Lamplighter Motels in West Yellowstone, MT, Scottsbluff, NE, Twin Falls, ID, and Vernal, UT. There were probably others. For more, see this website. [map]

Quality Liquor Store
Longmont, CO
The Quality Liquor Store signs are probably from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

King's Court Motel
Loveland, CO
The King's Court Motel was affiliated with the Best Western motel chain from the beginning. The crown with bulbs on top of the sign was mass-produced for Best Western. This sign is probably from the 1950s. It was originally red and navy with a gold crown. For more, see this website. [map]

Ute Chief Trading Post
Manitou Springs, CO
Silver Saddle Motel
Manitou Springs, CO
Royal Tavern
Manitou Springs, CO
La Fon Motel
Manitou Springs, CO
The Ute Chief Trading Post curio shop was built in 1934 by the Ute Chief Mineral Water Company. The store closed many years ago and has been replaced with other business. This sign remains as of 2016. [map]

Silver Saddle Motel was built in 1950 and this sign is probably from then. The lower half was reworked at some point to accommodate message boards. There were two poles on the right which supported an arrow originally. For more, see this website. [map]

The Royal Tavern sign is probably from the 1950s or earlier. It was refurbished sometime after 2008. The sign was a brownish red before that. This photo is from 2012. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The La Fon Motel opened in 1939 as the Landis Terrace Court. It became the La Fon Motel in 1955. The sign was originally red and white. Sometime between 2008 and 2010, the neon was removed from the sign. The letters are now backlit plastic. The first photo above is from 2004; the second photo from 2012. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Park Row Lodge
Manitou Springs, CO
Alpine Motel [gone]
Manitou Springs, CO
Mel-Haven Lodge
Manitou Springs, CO
The Park Row Lodge was built between 1948 and 1954. The top part of the sign originally read "The" and had a AAA logo. The outer edge of the sign read "Telephones". For more, see this website. [map]

The Alpine Motel was built in 1941 as the Walk's Motel. It became the Alpine in 1953 and the name on the sign was changed. In 2007, this motel became a Comfort Inn. The rooms were rebuilt and the sign was removed. For more, see this website.

The Mel-Haven Lodge opened as the Kentucky Lodge in 1929. It became the Mel-Haven Lodge in 1951. This sign appears to be from then. The yellow sign panels were previously blue. For more, see this website. [map]

More Manitou Springs:
Western Cabins

Meeker Drug
Meeker, CO
Gunbarrel TV
Monte Vista, CO
The Meeker Drug sign appears to be from the 1950s or earlier.

I believe Gunbarrel TV opened in 1974. This sign must have advertised for a previous radio & television store. It appears to be from the 1950s or earlier. The wire screens on both sides of the sign was an early method of protecting the neon tubing. [map]

I.O.O.F.
Montrose, CO
Log Cabin Motel
Montrose, CO
The I.O.O.F., Independent Order of Odd Fellows, sign is probably from the 1940s or 1950s. [map]

The Log Cabin Motel sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. For more, see this website. [map]

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