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Reno Signs (page 3)

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Lucky Motel
Reno, NV
Flamingo Motel
Reno, NV
Shamrock Inn [gone]
Reno, NV
The Lucky Motel has been around since at least 1960. This sign is probably from the 1950s. It was originally painted brown. For more, see this website. [map]

The Flamingo Motel has been here since at least the 1960s. This sign appears to be from then. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Shamrock Inn sign appeared to be from the 1950s or 1960s. These photos are from 2008. In 2012, the motel was demolished. The sign is also gone. For more, see this website.

In-Town Motel
Reno, NV
The In-Town Motel and sign were built in the 1950s. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Horseshoe Motel
Reno, NV
Time Zone Motel
Reno, NV
Fireside Inn
Reno, NV
The Horseshoe Motel sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. For more, see this website. [map]

The Time Zone Motel sign appears to be from the 1960s. Perhaps there was a clock or something else to the right of the map. For more, see this website. [map]

The Fireside Inn sign is probably from the 1960s. The neon flame was not lit at night in 2014. [map]

Morris Hotel
Reno, NV
2008: 2014:
The Morris Hotel was built in 1931. These signs are probably from then. In 2013, the dilapidated hotel was purchased and restored by artists dedicated to creating the first hotel dedicated to the Burning Man Festival culture. The hotel was renamed the Morris Burner Hotel and the neon canopy sign was adapted and restored. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Restwell Court
Reno, NV
Farris Motel
Reno, NV
Rancho Sierra Motel
Reno, NV
The Restwell Court was originally known as the Restwell Auto Camp when it was built around 1927. This sign is all that's left of it. The sign is probably from the 1950s. [map]

The Farris Motel, now the Farris Apartments, was built in 1949. There was a blade sign on this pole originally. This sign was built sometime after 1986. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Rancho Sierra Motel sign was probably built in the 1950s. For more, see this website. [map]

Harold's Club
Reno, NV
The Harold's Club casino opened in 1935. This 70 foot wide mural sign was installed in 1949 on the front of the casino. The sign's waterfall was illuminated at night. Harold's Club closed in 1995 and the building was demolished in 1999. The sign was saved and moved into storage. Since 2005, it has been on display at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center. Unfortunately, there was an event going on when I took these photos and I could not get a clear shot of the sign over the pop-up canopies. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.

Welcome Arch
Reno, NV
Welcome Arch
Reno, NV
Reno's first Welcome Arch, shown in the first two rows above, was built in 1926. It has been moved around town a few times. It was replaced in 1963 with this arch with plastic panels and a spinning sputnik. [map]

In 1987, that arch was replaced with the current one shown in the bottom two rows above. In 2016, it was announced that sign would be updated and reworked. The neon will be replaced with LED tubing. The 1963 arch was reworked for the city of Willits, CA. For more, see this website. [map]

Lincoln Highway
Reno, NV
These Lincoln Highway bridge rails were built in 1914. They were moved to this rest area off the interstate in the 1970s when I-80 replaced this section of Highway 40. Another set of Lincoln Highway bridge rails was built in 1915 in Tama, IA. It was the only other set built and is still on display. [map]

More Reno:
Golden Nugget Motor Lodge [vintage; gone]
Horseshoe Club [vintage; gone]
Nevada Club [vintage; gone]
Reno 8 Motel [map]
Sage Motel [gone]
Silver Spur Motel [map]
Zanzibar [gone]

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