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Minnesota Signs (page 2)

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Ebner's Bait
Elk River, MN
Dee's Bar
Ely, MN
Kat's Drive in Liquors
Ely, MN
Zaverl's Bar
Ely, MN
Ebner's Bait opened in 1949. This sign may be from then. For more, see this website. [map]

Dee's Bar sign features freestanding stars and the remains of an animated pouring shaker into a cocktail glass. It is probably from the 1950s. [map]

The Kat's Drive in Liquors sign is probably from the 1960s or 1970s. [map]

Zaverl's Bar opened in 1946. This sign is probably from then. [map]

More Elk River:
Kemper Drugs [map]

More Ely:
Ace Hardware [map]

Koke's Motel
Eveleth, MN
Marge's Liquor Store
Eveleth, MN
Dandelet Brothers Jewelry
Faribault, MN
Koke's Motel was built in 1952. [map]

I believe Marge's Liquor Store opened in 1952. [map]

Dandelet Brothers Jewelry was established in 1925. This vitrolite glass tile facade is probably from then. The store was open when this photo was taken in 2012. By 2013, it had closed. The building was still vacant in 2014. [map]

City Bakery
Fergus Falls, MN
Silver Dollar Bar [gone]
Ghent, MN
The City Bakery opened here in 1919. The vitrolite fa├žade and neon sign were added in the 1930s. [map]

The Silver Dollar Bar opened in 1934. This frame of this sign might be from then with neon channel letters and a plastic face inserted later. The closed in 2011 just after this photo was taken. By 2013, the signs were gone.

Forest Lake Motel
Grand Rapids, MN
Chalet Lounge
Hermantown, MN
Airliner Motel [gone]
Hermantown, MN
The Forest Lake Motel sign was probably built in the 1950s. [map]

The Chalet Lounge sign looks like it might be from the 1960s or 1970s. [map]

The Airliner Motel was located across the street from the Duluth International Airport. The sign was probably from the 1950s. This photo is from 2012. By 2015, the sign was gone.

Androy Hotel
Hibbing, MN
The Androy Hotel was built in 1921. It closed in the late 1970s. In 1995, the building was renovated for senior housing. I don't know when the sign was built. [map]

Moose Lodge
Hibbing, MN
Teske's Jewelers
Hibbing, MN
Flameburger
Hilltop, MN
Janousek's Cafe [gone]
Hutchinson, MN
G.F. Nemitz & Sons
Hutchinson, MN
This Moose Lodge might be from the 1950s or 1960s. It might also be a replica sign. [map]

Teske's Jewelers opened in 1931. These Elgin signs were mass-produced. For more examples, see the sign in Fort Madison, IA at this page. [map]

The Flameburger chain was established in 1955 in Falcon Heights, MN. That location is gone now but there is another one in St. Paul. This Hilltop sign might be from the 1960s or it may be a replacement of a previous one. [map]

Janousek's Cafe has been closed since at least 2007. In 2017, the sign was removed and donated to Historic Hutchinson where it will be placed in storage for now.

G.F. Nemitz & Sons has been here since 1912. [map]

Rambler Motel
International Falls, MN
Tee Pee Motel
International Falls, MN
The Rambler Motel was built in 1952. The sign was originally brown and had a yellow star. For more, see this website. [map]

The Tee Pee Motel was built in 1958. [map]

Jolly Green Giant signs
Le Sueur, MN
Falls Ballroom
Little Falls, MN
Le Sueur has four Jolly Green Giant signs. The first sign shown above is installed in a city park across the street from the Minnesota Valley Canning Company where Jolly Green Giant products were produced. The sign was installed in the 1980s. Although the plant closed in 1995, the sign still remains. The 60 foot tall billboard sign, second photo above, is now partially hidden by trees on Route 169. It was erected in 1965 and read "Valley of the Jolly Green Giant". The "Welcome to the Valley" and the representation of the Giant's sidekick, Sprout, were added later. The third sign above in installed next to the Le Sueur Museum. There is a similar sign that I missed which advertises Niblets Corn. It is also at the museum. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]; [map]; [map]

The Falls Ballroom was built in 1950 and this sign appears to be from then. For more, see this website. [map]

Standard Oil
Mankato, MN
Circle Inn
North Mankato, MN
Huey's Saloon
Maplewood, MN
Northernaire Motel [gone]
Maplewood, MN
This Standard Oil sign stands on the lot of Bollman Oil Inc., a wholesale operation. I don't know if there was ever a gas station here. [map]

The Circle Inn opened in 1934 at another location about a block away. This sign appears to be from then. [map]

Huey's Saloon sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. For more, see this website. [map]

The Northernaire Motel sign was from the 1950s. The motel is still there. However, this neon sign was replaced with a plastic one just a couple of months after this photo was taken in 2011. For more, see this website.

More Mankato:
Jerry Dutler's Bowl

Maplewood Wine Cellar
Maplewood, MN
The Maplewood Wine Cellar building appears to be from the 1960s. The sign on roof is probably a reworked original. [map]

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