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New Hampshire Signs

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Leda Lanes
Nashua, NH
Stateline Market
Pelham, NH
Yoken's Restaurant
Portsmouth, NH
Bowl-O-Rama [gone]
Portsmouth, NH
The Leda Lanes opened in 1959. This neon candlepin sign is installed on the roof. [map]

The Stateline Market, just across the Massachusetts border, is still in business and retains this old sign. [map]

Yoken's Restaurant opened in 1947 and this sign is from then. Yoken's closed in 2004 was demolished in 2005. The sign remained but was covered up with a vinyl covering. In 2013, it was announced that the sign will be restored and adapted for "Yoken's Plaza" which is being developed on the site. The animated neon and flashing bulbs will be repaired. The cost for the refurbishing is about $40,000. The sign will be reinstalled and relit in 2015. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, and 4. [map]

Bowl-o-Rama is still open but this sign was replaced with a box sign in 2009. The 33 foot tall sign was built in the 1960s and shaped like a candlepin.

Howard's Leather Store
Spofford, NH
Howard's Leather Store features two great plastic signs. They opened in 1966 and these signs were erected then. [map]

Weirs Beach
Weirs Beach, NH
Channel Cottages
Weirs Beach, NH
Lord Hampshire Motel
& Cottages
Winnisquam, NH
The Weirs Beach sign was built in 1956 and restored in 2005. It was nearly destroyed in 2002. Weirs Beach is a popular tourist destination with amusement parks, beaches, and boating. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Channel Cottages sign appears to be from the 1950s or earlier. [map]

The Lord Hampshire Motel & Cottages opened in 1946. This sign was probably from the 1950s and possibly updated in the 1960s. This photo is from 2004. The sign has been replaced with a plastic and digital version. [map]

More New Hampshire:
Proctor's Lakehouse Cottages (Laconia) [map]
Lemay Jewelers (Manchester) [map]
Puritan Ice Cream (Manchester) [map]
IOOF (Nashua) [map]
Friendly Toast (Portsmouth; inside)

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