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Norge Village Laundry & Dry Cleaning Signs (page 2)

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KD Sales [gone]
Kalamazoo, MI
St. Ignace Laundromat
St. Ignace, MI
KD Sales updated this Norge Village sign for their party supplies business. The laundromat left behind a Norge Village clock which has since been removed. The Norge Village globe sign remained in place even when KD Sales had moved across the street by 2012. However, by 2015, the sign was gone.

The St. Ignace Laundromat is no longer a Norge Village but retains the sign. In 2017, it sounds like the new owner was trying to sell or get rid of the sign. There are plans to convert the space into a coffee shop. [map]

former
Norge Village Laundry
Detroit, MI
Washboard
Coin Laundry
Iron Mountain, MI
former
Norgetown Cleaners
Allen Park, MI
Grapevine
Laundry
North East, PA
This battered Norge Village Laundry sign in Detroit stands on a vacant lot. [map]

The Washboard Coin Laundry has a striped Norgetown globe. It is still lit and spins. [map]

This Norgetown Cleaners is now Park Place Cleaners. [map]

There was another Norge Village globe in Allen Park with more traditional polka dots.

The Norge Village globe sign at the Grapevine Laundry had been painted purple. North East is known for its vineyards. This photo is from 2010. By 2012, the business had been renamed the North East Laundry. The band around the Norge Village globe was adapted. [map]

Norge Village Laundry [gone]
Rolla, MO
4-C Cleaners
Ogden, UT
2005: 2010: 2006: 2014:
The Norge Village Laundry sign in Rolla stood on the lot of an abandoned gas station in 2005. By 2010, the station was occupied by PJ's Auto Source and the sign had been repainted. By 2013, the sign and business were gone.

According to the company's website, the 4-C Cleaners chain was established in 1964. I assume that these locations had standard Norge Village Laundry globe signs originally and that these signs were later painted with the 4-C design. The location shown above had a two-part Norge Village Laundry panel sign. They were replaced sometime after 2012. In addition to these two Ogden locations, there was another one in Brigham City and possibly others. These company uses the 4-C and Forsey Cleaners names for the dry cleaning services while the self-service part of the business is referred to as Four Seasons Laundromats. The names are a play on the owner's last name of Forsey. [map]

4-C Cleaners
Ogden, UT
Hart's Best Dressed
Dry Cleaners & Laundromat
Roy, UT
Norge Village sign
Coalville, UT
This is the other 4-C Cleaners Norge Village Laundry globe sign in Ogden (see above). [map]

The Norge Village Laundry globe sign at Hart's Best Dressed Dry Cleaners & Laundromat is in great shape. It has been Hart's since at least 1974. [map]

This Norge Village sign in Coalville has only had one panel left since at least 2012 when it was called the Trout-O-Mat. This photo is from 2014. It is now known as the Coalville Laundromat. [map]

Norge Village Laundry [gone]
Clearfield, UT
Norge Village Laundry
Brigham City, UT
These Norge Village Laundry globe signs in Clearfield and Brigham City are made of metal. I assume they were replacements for damaged plastic globes and that these two locations were owned by the same person.

The Clearfield location was vacant when these photos were taken in 2014. By 2016, the Norge Village globe sign was gone.

The Norge Village Laundry globe sign in Brigham City was originally painted with polka dots and had the Norge Village Laundry name. It was repainted for the Mt. Logan Laundry around 2013. These photos are from 2014. For more, see this website. [map]

Winning Spot Laundry
Portland, OR
Willow Creek Motel
Willow Creek, CA
Beverly Hair Studio [gone]
Los Angeles, CA
The Norge Village globe sign at the Winning Spot Laundry has some damage and fading. [map]

The Norge Village globe sign at the Willow Creek Motel has been here since at least the early 1970s. [map]

The Norge Village globe sign at the Beverly Hair Studio was mounted on top of a multiple business pole sign. The globe sign was there in 2008 when this photo was taken but gone by 2009.

Hernan Norge Cleaners
Los Angeles, CA
Benny's Market
Los Angeles, CA
Redondo Liquor
Redondo Beach, CA
Thrifty Wash
Fresno, CA
The Hernan Norge Cleaners Norge Village globe sign is in excellent shape. The laundromat is still open. [map]

The Norge Village globe signs at Benny's Market, Green Leaf Hydroponics and Thrifty Wash are missing the middle plastic sections. [Benny's map]; [Redondo map]; [Thrifty map]

former Norge Village Laundry
Compton, CA
Norge Cleaners & Full Service Laundry
Ukiah, CA
The Norge Village Laundry in Compton is gone but the remains of this Norge Village globe sign are still there. [map]

The Norge Cleaners & Full Service Laundry in Ukiah still retains the name and signs but is no longer a self-serve place. I have not seen a Norge Village globe sign with a blue band like this before. [map]

Norge Laundry Village [gone]
Rockdale, IL
Uptown Cleaners
& Laundry
Richland, WA
former Norgetown
Louisville, KY
The Norge Laundry Village sign in Rockdale was an unusual shape. I had not seen one like this anywhere else. This photo is from 2009. By 2011, the sign was gone.

The Uptown Cleaners & Laundry repainted this Norge Village globe sign at some point before 2006. [map]

This Norgetown globe sign in Louisville still remains and reads "B. Klean Coin Laundry" although the building has been occupied by Dangerous Minds Tattoo & Barber Shop since around 2010. [map]

former Norge Laundry & Cleaning Village
San Mateo, CA

2008:

2014:
In 2008, this Norge Laundry Village building was being transformed from Dave's Hubcaps to Jack's Prime Burgers & Shakes. [map]

former Norge Laundry & Cleaning Village
Albany, CA
This Norge Laundry Village, now known as Norge Cleaners, was built in 1962. It features the same building design as the location above in San Mateo. I don't know of any other Norge buildings like this. The Norge Village globe sign is long gone. For more, see this website. [map]

Norge Laundry & Cleaning Village
Oakland, CA
Norge Laundry & Cleaning Village
Hagerstown, MD
former Spinners Laundromat
Washington, DC
These Oakland and Hagerstown locations have the flat plastic signs. They probably both had Norge Village globe signs at one time. The Oakland location is still a Norge Laundry & Cleaning Village. I believe the Hagerstown location is now vacant. [Oakland map]; [Hagerstown map]

Spinners Laundromat occupied the space when this photo was taken in 2010. There was still a Norge panel sign and a broken Norge Village globe sign. By 2014, the panel had either been covered up or removed. The band on the Norge Village globe sign had been replaced to advertise for "Metro PCS". [map]

former Norge Laundry & Cleaning Village
Coeur d'Alene, ID
California Avenue Norge Village Dry Cleaners
Palo Alto, CA
The panel sign at this former Norge Laundry & Cleaning Village is still there but painted over a bit. The Norge Village globe sign that was there disappeared between 2007 and 2012. The business is now known as The Cleaners. [map]

This panel sign at the California Avenue Norge Village Dry Cleaners looks like it never had the "Cleaning &" text like the others shown at this page. The upper right area of the panel has been covered up to avoid confusion since this location does not have washing machines any more. It is now a dry cleaners. [map]

former Georgia Dollar
Decatur, GA
Mary's Coin Laundry
Marietta, GA
Norge Laundromat
Little Falls, NJ
Holiday
Launderama [gone]
Kansas City, MO
The Norge Village globe sign in Decatur was hidden behind the Georgia Dollar store sign. The building was vacant at that point when this photo was taken in 2009. By 2012, the Georgia Dollar sign had been removed and the band on the globe sign had been repainted to advertise for the new business below, the Atlanta Musicians Exchange. For more, see this website. [map]

The Norge Village globe sign at Mary's Coin Laundry could still revolve but the city sign ordinances will not allow it. For more, see this website. [map]

The Norge Laundromat in Little Falls probably had a complementary globe sign at one time. The laundry has been closed for at least a few years. [map]

The Holiday Launderama probably had a Norge Village globe sign originally. I have not seen a double-decker plastic panel combination like this anywhere else. This photo is from 2010. By 2011, the top panel was missing and the bottom panel was badly broken. They were replaced with a new Holiday Launderama sign by 2013.

Venus Envy [gone]
Ottawa, ON
Wilson Wash-A-Teria
Easton, PA
Mt. Washington Cleaners
Cincinnati, OH
Venus Envy adapted this Norge Village globe sign. This is the only one that I know of that was displayed in Canada. It does appear from this photo that it was previously used at a laundromat. However, I don't know if Norge had locations in Canada or if this sign was brought here from the States for another business. The sign was removed in 2014 and put in storage. A local business has expressed interest in buying and displaying it.

The rooftop Wilson Wash-A-Teria Norge Village globe sign is in great shape. The laundromat below is still in operation. [map]

The Mt. Washington Cleaners Norge Village globe sign is installed on a freestanding pole next to the laundromat. [map]

Glen Raven Norge Village Laundry
Burlington, NC
Norge Village Laundry [gone]
Greensboro, NC
Norge Village Laundry
Waynesboro, VA
Norge Village Laundry
North Platte, NE
The Norge Village globe sign at the Glen Raven Norge Village Laundry is missing its midsection. The laundromat is still open. [second photo thanks Robby Delius] [map]

This Norge Village Laundry globe sign in Greensboro had been painted white. The business below was no longer a laundromat when this photo was taken in 2009. The flat sign was probably a painted over Norge plastic sign. The Norge Village globe sign was still there in 2014 but gone by 2015.

This Norge Village Laundry globe sign in Waynesboro is installed at the BZ Laundry Mat. [map]

This Norge Village Laundry globe sign in North Platte is located at the Star Laundromat. [map]

Sharkey's Stove Headquarters & Appliances [gone]
Poughkeepsie, NY
Norge Home Appliances [gone]
Hamlet, NC
In addition to their laundromat signs, Norge also produced signs for appliance stores like this one at Sharkey's Stove Headquarters & Appliances. Sharkey's was gone but this sign was still there when this photo was taken in 2010. By 2012, the sign was gone.

An even earlier example is this Norge Home Appliances neon sign hung above the Richmond Upholstery shop when this photo was taken in 2009. By 2013, the sign was gone. There are similar signs in Grapeland, TX and Milford, UT.

Norge Village Laundry [gone]
Vincennes, IN
This Norge Village Laundry opened in 1962. Although there is no Norge Village globe sign here, there were tributes to it on signs inside and outside the store. It's safe to assume there was a Norge Village globe sign here originally. In 2014, a fire gutted the building and destroyed all the signs except for the pole sign. The building and remaining sign are gone now.

More Norge Village and Norgetown Signs:
Huntsville, AL [map]
Blytheville, AR
Lomita, CA [gone]
Santa Ana, CA [gone?]
Largo, FL [vintage; gone]
Pensacola, FL [map]
Boise, ID [map]
Salina, KS
Ashland, KY [map]
Germfask, MI [map]
Highland Park, MI [map]
Monroe City, MO [map]
Clayton, NC [map]
Falconer, NY [gone]
Dayton, OH
York, PA [gone]
San Antonio, TX
Staunton, VA [map]
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