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Co-Ed Lodge
Reno, NV
Silver Dollar
Motor Lodge
Reno, NV
Star of Reno Motel
Reno, NV
The Co-Ed Lodge has been here since at least the 1960s. This sign is probably from then. For more, see this website. [map]

The Silver Dollar Motor Lodge had a different neon sign originally. That sign was probably from the 1950s. This one appears to be from the 1960s. [map]

The Star of Reno Motel has been here since at least the mid-1960s. These signs appear to be from then. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Circus Circus
Hotel & Casino
Reno, NV
Fitzgerald's Casino & Hotel [gone]
Reno, NV
The Circus Circus Hotel & Casino opened in 1978 and this huge sign depicting Topsy the Clown appears to be from then. The sign was designed by Gordon Tietjen and produced by YESCO. I believe the panels were replaced sometime after 2003. The clown has different eyes and nose now. The photo above is from 2014. A taller Circus Circus sign with a different design was installed in Las Vegas two years earlier. For more, see this website. [map]

Fitzgerald's Casino & Hotel opened in 1976 and featured this neon-laden facade. The casino closed in 2008 and these signs were removed. For more, see this website.

The Nugget
Reno, NV
The Nugget casino & hotel opened in 1953. The facade and sign looked like this. It was known as Jim Kelly's Nugget from 1954 until 1990. This facade must be from 1990 or later when the casino became The Nugget. For more, see this website. [map]

Chapel of the Bells
Reno, NV
The Chapel of the Bells is housed in a residential home which was built in 1940. It became a wedding chapel in 1962. These signs appear to be from then. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

El Ray Motel
Reno, NV
2008: 2014:
The El Ray Motel opened in 1948. This sign appears to be from the 1960s. The design was apparently inspired by Chrysler's Forward Look logo which was used on cars built from 1955-1961. By 2010, the sign's plastic panels had been broken out. However, just after these photos were taken in 2014, they were replaced with blank white ones. For more, see this website. [map]

Townsite Motel
Reno, NV
Keno Motel
Reno, NV
Kings Inn
Casino [gone]
Reno, NV
Sands Inn
Reno, NV
The Townsite Motel has been here since at least 1960. This sign is probably from the 1950s. For more, see this website. [map]

The Keno Motel sign appears to be from the 1960s. For more, see this website. [map]

The Kings Inn Casino was built in 1973 and closed in 1982. The building still remains vacant and this sign was still there in 2014. The building was being remodeled in 2015 and this sign was removed. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

The Sands Hotel Inn was known as the Sands Motor Inn when it opened in 1964. It was renamed the Sands Hotel Inn by the 1970s. It is now known as the Sands Regency Hotel & Casino but this vintage sign remains. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. The sign is similar to the one that existed in Las Vegas but I don't believe these two places were related. [map]

Windsor
Hotel [gone]
Reno, NV
Town View
Motor Lodge [gone]
Reno, NV
Savoy Motor Lodge [gone]
Reno, NV
Harry's Business Machines
Reno, NV
This photo of the Windsor Hotel sign is from 2008. By 2009, the sign was gone. It had been damaged in a wind storm. The crown piece on top of the sign was saved by a private collector. For more, see this website.

The Town View Motor Lodge sign was probably built in the 1950s. This photo was taken in 2008. By 2014, the building had been demolished and the sign was gone.

The Savoy Motor Lodge was demolished at the end of 2007 after a fire. When this photo was taken in 2008, this sign remained on the vacant lot behind chain link fencing. This sign is gone now. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

Harry's Business Machines opened in Reno in 1928 as Harry's Typewriter Shop. The business moved to this location in 1949. This sign with its ripple tin panels appears to be from the 1920s or 1930s. [map]

Mardi Gras Motor Lodge
Reno, NV
City Center Motel
Reno, NV
The Mardi Gras Motor Lodge was originally known as the Mardi Gras Motel The sign is probably from the 1960s. The balls used to revolve and the sputnik on top sparkled. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The City Center Motel was built in 1957. This sign appears to be from then. For more, see this website. [map]

Reno Royal Motor Lodge
Reno, NV
The Reno Royal Motor Lodge sign is probably from the 1950s. The motel has been here since at least 1960. For more, see this website. [map]

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