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Colorado Signs (page 5)

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Studebaker
New Raymer, CO
D.C. Hawkins
Insurance Agency
Paonia, CO
Jack Armstrong Jewelers
Pueblo, CO
This Studebaker dealership sign is located behind a barn on a farm. These signs have been reproduced but this one appears to be an original. It originally had neon. [map]

The D.C. Hawkins Insurance Agency sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

Jack Armstrong Jewelers opened in 1952. This sign is probably from then. The diamond on the sign spins. For more, see this website. [map]

Veges Shoe Repairing
Pueblo, CO
Sunset Motel
Pueblo, CO
Veges Shoe Repairing opened in 1919 and is believed to be Colorado's oldest shoe repair store. This sign is probably pre-1950s. [map]

The Sunset Motel sign was restored sometime after 2009. These photos are from 2012. For more, see this website. [map]

Klamm's Shell Bar & Cafe
Pueblo, CO
Scott Office
Products & Cards
Pueblo, CO
Hobbs Linoleum, Tile & Carpet [gone]
Pueblo, CO
This Schlitz sign at Klamm's Shell Bar & Cafe is probably from the 1960s or 1970s. These embossed plastic signs have become even rarer than their neon predecessors. For more, see this website. [map]

Scott Office Products & Cards has been here since at least the 1970s. The sign has what appears to be a weathered vinyl covering. There might be a metal or wooden sign panel under it with possibly another business name. [map]

Hobbs Linoleum, Tile & Carpet opened in 1952. The store closed soon after this photo was taken in 2012. The sign was removed later that year.

Johnson Electric
Pueblo, CO
Johnson's Sporting
Goods [gone]
Pueblo, CO
Spangler's Carpets
& Draperies
Pueblo, CO
B.P.O.E.
Pueblo, CO
USA Motel
Pueblo, CO
Masonic Lodge
Pueblo, CO
Johnson Electric was established in 1928. The business moved here in 1944. This sign might be from then or shortly after that. The business is gone now but this sign remains. [map]

Johnson's Sporting Goods was established in 1944. This sign might have been built then or shortly after that. The store was later known as Johnson's Sport & Ski. In 2014, the store's building was devastated by a fire. By 2015, the building and sign were gone.

The Spangler's Carpets & Draperies sign was repainted sometime between 2009 and 2011. This photo is from 2012. The sign had neon originally and was probably built in the 1950s or so. [map]

This B.P.O.E., Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, sign is probably from the 1950s. For more, see this website. [map]

The USA Motel sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

This Masonic Lodge was built in 1882. This sign is probably from the 1950s or so. [map]

Merrill Axle & Wheel
Pueblo, CO
Merrill Axle & Wheel was established in 1929. This sign is probably from the 1950s. It was repainted sometime after 2009. This photo is from 2012. The round area on the upper right was originally painted as a tire with chasing bulbs. The sign also had neon originally. For more, see this website. [map]

More Pueblo:
Neon Alley [map]

B.P.O.E.
Rocky Ford, CO
Curve Motel
Rocky Ford, CO
High's Liquor
Salida, CO
Elks Lodge
Salida, CO
Circle R Motel
Salida, CO
The B.P.O.E., Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, sign was refurbished at some point and the neon removed. [map]

The Curve Motel sign was originally painted green and had a AAA logo at the top. It is probably from the 1950s. [map]

The High's Liquor sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

This Elks Lodge sign appears to have been recently refurbished. It is probably 1950s or older. This is the smallest neon Elks Lodge sign that I have seen. [map]

Circle R Motel was built in the 1950s. This sign appears to be from then. This photo is from 2012. The sign was repainted in 2013. For more, see this website. [map]

Main Cafe
Springfield, CO
Rabbit Ears Motel
Steamboat Springs, CO
The Main Cafe is gone but this sign remains. Pappy's Bar-B-Q occupies the space below now. [map]

Rabbit Ears Motel opened in 1953 and this sign is from then. It was originally painted red and green. The gap between the sign's arrow has been filled in with a panel. The bulbs that outlined the arrow were originally sequentially lit. The rabbit's eyes were originally lit with blue neon and flashed on and off, from left to right. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

More Steamboat Springs:
Space Station Gas

First
National Bank
Trinidad, CO
Trinidad Lounge
Trinidad, CO
Savoy Cafe & Hotel
Trinidad, CO
This First National Bank sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. There was probably a clock feature at the bottom of the sign where the LED message board is now. For more, see this website. [map]

The Trinidad Lounge sign may be from the 1960s or 1970s. The lettering and name might be more modern than that. [map]

The Savoy Cafe & Hotel appear to be no longer in operation but these signs remain. The signs appears to be from the 1940s or 1950s. For more, see this website. [map]

More Trinidad:
Hollywood Bar & Cafe

Corine's Mexican Food
Walsenburg, CO
Corine's Mexican Food opened in 1956. This sign appears to be from then. For more, see this website. [map]

Anchor Motel
Walsenburg, CO
Sarti's Bar
Walsenburg, CO
Fireside Cafe
Walsenburg, CO
The Anchor Motel opened in 1949. For more, see this website. [map]

Sarti's Bar opened in 1971. The neon sign might be older than that and have been reworked. The panel beneath the cocktail glass read "BAR" originally. For more, see this website. [map]

The Fireside Cafe entrance appears to be from the 1930s or 1940s. The blade sign may have been reworked at some point. Fireside is probably not the original name. Does anyone know the history of this place? For more, see this website. [map]

More Walsenburg:
Moon Glow Cafe [vintage; gone]

Applejack Liquor [gone]
Wheat Ridge, CO
The Applejack Liquor sign was built around 1963. The store is located in the Applewood neighborhood. Around 2016, this sign became unstable and was removed. It is now in storage at a sign shop while the company decides what to do with the sign.

More Wheat Ridge:
Vern's Liquors

More Colorado:
Rustic Resort (Bellvue)
Cottage Inn (Cripple Creek)
Home Cafe (Cripple Creek)
Palace Hotel (Cripple Creek)
American Legion (Flagler)

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