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Minnesota Signs (page 1)

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F.O.E.
Albert Lea, MN
Viking Motel
Alexandria, MN
Pierce Motel
Anoka, MN
This F.O.E., Fraternal Order of Eagles, sign is most likely from the 1950s. There was probably a neon or painted eagle originally. For more, see this website. [map]

This Viking Motel sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. This photo is from 2011. By 2015, the sign had been repainted. The "3 Blocks" was covered up. For more, see this website. [map]

The Pierce Motel sign is probably from the 1950s. The neon was missing but replaced sometime after 2007. This photo is from 2011. For more, see this website. [map]

Lefty's Bar
Austin, MN
Apollo Liquors Superette
Austin, MN
The Lefty's Bar sign might be from the 1950s. The bar closed in 2012 just before this photo was taken. I don't know if the sign is still there. For more, see this website.

The Apollo Liquors Superette sign was installed in 1970. The word "Liquors" flashes on and off at night. For more, see this website. [map]

Maid-Rite [gone]
Bemidji, MN
Elks Lodge
Bemidji, MN
The Maid-Rite chain was established in 1926 in Muscatine, IA. I don't know when this location opened. It closed in 2013 and the building was demolished later that year. I assume that this sign is gone. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

I don't know how old this Elks Lodge sign is. I have seen similar Elks designs but not any that match this one. [map]

King Koin Launderette
Blackduck, MN
King Koin Laundry
Hermantown, MN
King Koin Launderette
Winona, MN
These King Koin Laundry signs were mass-produced. They were probably made in the 1960s and/or 1970s. The middle part of the sign probably read "Launderette". The King Koin Launderettes in Winona and Blackduck are still operating. This former chain had locations in Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and maybe other states as well as Canada. For more, see this website. [Hermantown map]; [Winona map]

Classic Corner Liquor Store
Breckenridge, MN
Brewster Electric
Brewster, MN
The Classic Corner Liquor Store sign might be fairly modern. My guess is from the 1970s or later. There is also a rooftop sign. [map]

Brewster Electric is gone but this sign remains. [map]

Central Liquor Depot
Chisholm, MN
The Hub
Cloquet, MN
Shep's Bar
Cologne, MN
The Central Liquor Depot signs appear to be from the 1950s. [map]

The Hub sign is from 1964 but the Hub itself is long gone. The sign was restored and is now installed outside the Northeastern Saloon & Grille. For more, see this website. [map]

Shep's Bar is closed but this sign remains. I believe Shep's opened around 1950 and this sign appears to be from then. [map]

Bahr's Motel
Deer River, MN
Zorbaz on the Lake
Detroit Lakes, MN
The Bahr's Motel signs are probably from the 1950s or 1960s. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Zorbaz on the Lake has a modern Coca-Cola sign. [map]

Mills Lounge
Dilworth, MN
Star-Lite Motel
Dilworth, MN
Mobilgas [gone]
Duluth, MN
The Mills Lounge has been around since at least 1961. It was brown for awhile and was repainted the original red sometime after 2009. This photo is from 2011. For more, see this website. [map]

The Star-Lite Motel was originally built as Charley's Motel. This sign is probably from the 1950s. It is lit at night. For more, see this website. [map]

This Mobilgas sign was installed at a Mobil station. It appeared to be a modern simulation of these signs. This photo was from 2008. By 2012, the sign was gone.

Wild West Liquors
Duluth, MN
Spirit Bottle Shop [gone]
Duluth, MN
North Pole Bar
Duluth, MN
The Wild West Liquors sign appears to be from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

The Spirit Bottle Shop closed shortly after this photo was taken in 2011. This sign was gone by 2012. For more, see this website.

The North Pole Bar opened in 1935. These signs are obviously much later than that. [map]

Grandma's Saloon & Grill
Duluth, MN
Grandma's Saloon & Grill has four locations in the Duluth area. Each restaurant has a variety of old and replica signs inside. The largest collection, examples shown here, is at their Canal Park location. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

Dee Independent Cleaners
Duluth, MN
Little Angie's
Cantina and Grill
Duluth, MN
Eagle Lanes
Eagle Bend, MN
Plaza Motel
East Grand Forks, MN
The Dee Independent Cleaners signs are probably from the 1950s. They are lit at night. For more this website. [map]

The Little Angie's Cantina and Grill sign is modern. This restaurant has the same owner as the Grandma's Saloon & Grills (see above). For more this website. [map]

The Eagle Lanes sign has been restored since 2008. This photo is from 2011. It is lit at night. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

The Plaza Motel sign is also probably from the 1950s. For more, see this website. [map]

More Duluth Signs:
Allyndale Motel: 1, 2 [map]

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