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Reno Signs (page 1)

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Merry Wink Motel
Reno, NV
Hotel El Cortez
Reno, NV
Champion
Chevrolet
Reno, NV
Mark Fore
& Strike
Sporting Goods
Reno, NV
The Merry Wink Motel opened in 1942. This sign is probably from the 1950s. The property is now used for apartments and the sign is no longer lit. For more, see this website. [map]

The Hotel El Cortez was built in 1931. There were panel signs on the roof originally. For more, see this website. [map]

Champion Chevrolet has been here since 1988. This sign was probably installed in the 1960s for another Chevrolet dealership. [map]

Mark Fore & Strike Sporting Goods opened in 1963. This sign appears to be from then. It has been moved to the parking lot behind the building. [map]

Psychic Palm
& Card Reader
Reno, NV
Dunseath
Key Company
Reno, NV
Thunderbird Motel
Reno, NV
777 Motel
Reno, NV
The Psychic Palm & Card Reader has been here since 1931. This sign has been here since at least the 1980s. [map]

The Dunseath Key Company was founded in 1930. This sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

The Thunderbird Motel has been here since at least the early 1960s. This sign appears to be from then. For more, see this website. [map]

The 777 Motel has been here since at least the 1960s. It is located at 777 S Virginia St. The sign was originally more colorful. The balls were three different colors and the "motel" panel was painted blue. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Heart O' Town Motel [gone]
Reno, NV
Golden West Motor Lodge [gone]
Reno, NV
Vacation
Motor Lodge
Reno, NV
The Heart O' Town Motel opened around 1960 and closed in 2009. These photos are from 2008. The sign is now in a private collection. For more, see this website.

The Golden West Motor Lodge sign appears to be from the 1950s or 1960s. The motel was closed and fenced off for many years until it was finally demolished. The sign is now in the hands of a private collector. The night photo above is from 2008. For more, see this website.

The Vacation Motor Lodge sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. The neon has been removed. [map]

Barnes Radio Service
Reno, NV
Mid-town Motel & Lounge
Reno, NV
Barnes Radio Service opened here since 1941. These photos are from 2008. In 2010, Nightmare Studios Tattoo moved into the building and adapted the sign shown on the left. The neon was removed. The smaller sign on the right was repainted and the neon removed. For more, see this website. [map]

The Mid-town Motel & Lounge opened in 1951. The Lounge is now known as Val's Midtown Lounge. The motel sign appears to be from the 1950s. The lounge sign might be from the 1960s. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Evergreen Trailer Park
Reno, NV
Downtowner Motor Lodge [gone]
Reno, NV
The Evergreen Trailer Park sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

The Downtowner Motor Lodge sign is probably from the 1950s. The motel was demolished in 2009. The "Downtowner" portion of the sign was saved and is in a private collection. The rest of the sign was destroyed. For more, see this website.

Alturas Bar & Nightclub
Reno, NV
2008: 2014:

Alturas Bar & Nightclub opened around 1917. It moved to this location around 1948. This sign may be from then. The neon cocktail glass on top of the sign is gone now. For more, see their website. [map]

Hi Ho Motor Lodge
Reno, NV
7/11 Motor Lodge
Reno, NV
2008: 2014: 2008: 2014:
The Hi Ho Motor Lodge was built in the early 1950s. This sign appears to be from then. [map]

The 7/11 Motor Lodge was built around 1960. This sign appears to be from then. The sign's cube, representing a die, probably revolved originally. The sign panels were repainted from blue to brown sometime between 2009 and 2012. [map]

El Tavern Motel
Reno, NV
Tahoe Motel
Reno, NV
Everybody's
Inn Motel
Reno, NV
The El Tavern Motel was originally known as the El Tavern Auto Court. It probably opened in the 1920s or 1930s. This sign is probably from the 1950s. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

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

The Everybody's Inn Motel was built around 1930. It may have started out as an auto camp. This sign may be from the 1940s or 1950s. [map]

Gold 'N Silver Inn Restaurant
Reno, NV
Donner Inn [gone]
Reno, NV
Ben's Fine Wine [gone]
Reno, NV
The Gold 'N Silver Inn Restaurant opened in 1956. This sign is from at least the 1960s. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Donner Inn sign was probably built in the 1960s. There was another sign here originally which was probably from the 1950s. [map]

The Ben's Fine Wine sign featured a giant Dewar's whiskey bottle. It probably revolved originally. These photos are from 2008. By 2013, the building had been expanded and this rooftop sign was gone.

Society Cleaners [gone]
Reno, NV
2008: 2014:
The Society Cleaners signs appeared to be from the 1950s. The business was in the process of moving to a new building in 2008 when these photos were taken. These signs are gone now. However, the "Society" panel which was located along the edge of the roof was saved and is now displayed inside the St. James Infirmary bar.

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