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Gallup Signs

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Arrowhead Lodge
Gallup, NM
Road Runner Motel
Gallup, NM
Blue Spruce Lodge
Gallup, NM
Lariat Lodge
Gallup, NM
California
Supermarket [gone]
Gallup, NM
The Arrowhead Lodge opened in 1949. This sign is probably from the 1960s. The design is quite similar to the Bow & Arrow Lodge sign in Albuquerque. This was the motel's earlier sign. For more, see this website. [map]

The Road Runner Motel appears to be from the 1950s or 1960s. This photo is from 2012. By 2014, the corrugated plastic panel had been replaced with a new plastic panel. For more, see this website. [map]

The Blue Spruce Lodge was built in 1949. This sign may be from then. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Lariat Lodge opened in 1954. This sign is probably from the late 1950s. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

The California Supermarket was built in the 1950s. This photo was taken in 2006 just shortly before the sign was removed and destroyed. There is now a Lowe's store on the property. For more, see this website.

Downtown Parking
Gallup, NM
Jerry's Cafe
Gallup, NM
Avalon
Restaurant [gone]
Gallup, NM
The Downtown Parking sign appears to be a modern sign built in a 1950s style. For more, see this website. [map]

Jerry's Cafe opened in 1961 and this sign appears to be from then. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Avalon Restaurant sign was probably from the 1960s. By 2010, it was gone. The Shell gas station sign in the distance was originally a Texaco sign. For more, see this website.

Virgie's Restaurant & Lounge
Gallup, NM

2006:

2017:
The Virgie's Restaurant & Lounge sign appears to be from the 1950s or 1960s. By 2012, the neon had been removed and most of the arrow was missing. The text for "Mexican Food" had been changed to "Restaurant". For more, see these websites: 1. [map]

Lexington Hotel
Gallup, NM
The Lexington Hotel was built in 1931 and the yellow sign might be from then. It was restored around 2003 by Hinkley Signs of Gallup. The rectangular sign might be from the 1950s or later. For more, see this website. [map]

Golden
Desert Motel
Gallup, NM
Gal-A-Bowl
Gallup, NM
Colonial Motel
Gallup, NM
The Golden Desert Motel sign is probably from the 1960s. For more, see this website.

The Gal-A-Bowl sign might be from the 1960s. For more, see this website. [map]

The Colonial Motel signs are probably from the 1960s. There was a different sign there in the 1950s. The second sign shown above was there by 1966. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Ranchito Motel
Gallup, NM
Desert Skies Motel
Gallup, NM
The Ranchito Motel is probably from the 1960s or 1970s. The curls on the top of the sign are outlined with neon. There was a much larger neon sign with bulbs originally. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Desert Skies Motel opened as the Desert Skies Motor Hotel in 1959. The plastic "MOTEL" letters were added later. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

El Rancho Hotel
Gallup, NM
The El Rancho Hotel was built in 1937. These signs appear to be from the 1970s. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Ranch Kitchen
Gallup, NM
2006: 2012:
2017:
The Ranch Kitchen opened in 1954 as the restaurant for the Thunderbird Lodge. The sign features oversized cookware. It has been here since at least the 1960s. By 2009, the neon had been removed from the main sign. The restaurant has been closed for a few years now. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Richardson's Trading Company & Cash Pawn
Gallup, NM
Richardson's Trading Company has been here since 1913. The neon sign which projects from the building may be from the 1960s. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

7-2-11 Food Store
Gallup, NM
The neon 7-2-11 Food Store sign might be from the 1950s. The rooftop sign is probably from the 1960s. [map]

There was another location in Gallup. The neon had been removed and the sign painted over by 2012. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

There are a couple of 7-2-11 Food Store signs left in Farmington, NM.

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