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New Mexico Signs (page 3)

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Westinghouse
Roy, NM
Alpine Lodge
Ruidoso, NM
Package Liquor
Ruidoso, NM
This Westinghouse sign is another orphaned sign. It is probably from the 1960s. These plastic Westinghouse signs are very rare now. They usually had the business name on the top panel like this one. [map]

The Alpine Lodge sign is probably from the 1950s. For more, see this website. [map]

Around 2008, the Package Liquor sign was repainted and the neon was removed. This photo is from 2012. For more, see this website. [map]

Cottonwood Court
Santa Fe, NM
Santa Fe Lodge
Santa Fe, NM
King's Rest
Court Inn
Santa Fe, NM
Stage Coach
Motor Inn
Santa Fe, NM
Pantry Restaurant
Santa Fe, NM
The Cottonwood Court, the Santa Fe Lodge and the King's Rest Court Inn signs appear to be from the 1950s. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [Cottonwood map]; [Santa Fe Lodge map]; [King's Rest map]

The Stage Coach Motor Inn was built in the 1940s. The sign is probably from the 1950s. I believe the motel is now used as low-income housing. [map]

The Pantry Restaurant opened in 1948. This sign may be from then. [map]

More Santa Fe Signs:
Western Scene Motel [map]

Rio Pecos Ranch Truck Terminal
Santa Rosa, NM
The Rio Pecos Ranch Truck Terminal opened around 1955. It has been abandoned for many years and the gas pumps are long gone. The truck's driver had an animated waving hand at one time. In 2003, the city of Santa Rosa expressed interest in relocating this sign and replacing the white plastic portion with a "Welcome to Santa Rosa" message board. However, the owner of the sign wanted too much money and the project fell through. These photos are from 2012. The sign and building behind it were still untouched as of 2016. [map]

La Mesa Motel
Santa Rosa, NM
Route 66 Restaurant
Santa Rosa, NM
The La Mesa Motel opened around 1940. This sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. It is lit at night. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Route 66 Restaurant was originally known as Lettie's Restaurant. signs appear to be from the 1950s and/or 1960s. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Sun N Sand Motel & Restaurant
Santa Rosa, NM
The Sun N Sand Motel & Restaurant signs are probably from the late 1950s or 1960s. The motel sign features a Zia sun symbol and is about 40 feet tall. It was restored in 2002. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

La Loma Motel
Santa Rosa, NM
Sahara Cafe
Santa Rosa, NM
The La Loma Motel was originally known as the La Loma Lodge when it was built in the 1930s. This sign is probably from the 1950s. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Sahara Cafe sign is from the 1950s. The top part of the sign originally read "Restaurant" and "Lounge". The lower part read "Cafe". The panels were all brown. The business has been boarded up and closed for many years. [map]

Club Cafe
Santa Rosa, NM
Joseph's Bar & Grill
Santa Rosa, NM
The Club Cafe opened in 1935 and closed in 1992. The "Restaurant" rooftop sign was removed but this pole sign still remains. The Club Cafe used the "Fat Man" character on its billboards and signs. This character was adopted by Joseph's Bar & Grill. A copy of the sign hangs on their building. The original Fat Man sign is at the Route 66 Auto Museum in Santa Rosa. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, and 4. [map]

Joseph's Bar & Grill opened in 1956 as the Las Fiesta restaurant. It became Joseph's in 1985. The arrow sign was updated at that time. For more, see this website. [map]

Kirk's Center
Shiprock, NM
The Kirk's Center shopping center sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. The neon has been removed. [map]

Buffalo Bar
Silver City, NM
Copper Manor Motel
Silver City, NM
The Buffalo Bar sign is probably from the 1950s. This photo is from 2012. The bar closed in 2014. In 2015, there was talk that the sign might be removed for building repairs. For more, see this website. [map]

The Copper Manor Motel sign is probably from the 1960s. [map]

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