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Oregon Signs (page 2)

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Lumberjacks
Central Point, OR
2008: 2015:
This Lumberjacks sign is 37 feet tall. It is located at the Jackson County Fairgrounds. Locals refer to the sign as the Paul Bunyans. It was built in the 1940s and installed at Rogue Equipment Sales, a logging equipment store. When the store closed, the sign was moved to Burrill Lumber in White City, OR. In 1994, the sign was restored and moved to the fairgrounds. The sign was restored again in 2013. For more, see this website.

Wheel Cafe
Chemult, OR
Tioga Hotel
Coos Bay, OR
Masonic Temple
Corvallis, OR
The Wheel Cafe sign is probably from the 1950s. [map]

The construction of the Tioga Hotel began in 1925. It wasn't completed until 1948. This sign appears to be from then. For more, see this website. [map]

The Masonic Temple in Corvallis was established in 1912. This sign is probably from the 1940s or 1950s. For more, see this website. [map]

City Center Motel
Cottage Grove, OR
Bonanza Drive-Up
Cottage Grove, OR
The City Center Motel sign appears to be from the 1950s or 1960s. For more, see this website. [map]

According to one source, the Bonanza Drive-Up has been around since the 1950s. However, most sources say that this place opened in 1980. For more, see this website. [map]

Detroit Signs:
Cedars Restaurant [map]

Oney's
Elsie, OR
2008: 2015:
Oney's Restaurant opened in 1938. In 2008, the restaurant was destroyed by fire. The building and plastic sign are gone. The painted sign has been restored. [map]

Enterprise Signs:
Range Rider [map]

Blachly-Lane Electric Co-Op
Eugene, OR
former Woody's Drive-in
Eugene, OR
Bunny's Motel
Grants Pass, OR
Weasku Inn
Grants Pass, OR
The Blachly-Lane Electric Co-Op was established in 1937. The company moved to this location in 1952. This sign featuring Willie Wiredhand appears to be from the 1960s. [map]

Woody's Drive-in opened in the early 1950s as Woody's Sooper Pup. By the mid-1950s, it was known as Woody's Drive-in. Later, the sign was moved to another location and the restaurant was known as Woody's Diner and/or Woody's Around the Clock. The restaurant closed in the early 1990s. The building has housed Chao Pra Ya Thai Cuisine and the sign was adapted by 2008. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Bunny's Motel sign is probably from the late 1950s or early 1960s. [map]

The Weasku Inn was built in 1924. This sign appears to be from the 1950s. For more, see this website. [map]

More Eugene:
Automatic Heat: 1, 2, 3 [gone]

Granite:
Welcome sign [map]

Wonder Bur Lounge & Cafe
Grants Pass, OR
2008: 2015:
The Wonder Bur Lounge & Cafe opened in the 1930s as the Wonder Bar. At some point, it became the Wonder Bur. Sometime after 2012, the chef's face on the Cafe sign was painted over. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

It's the Climate
Grants Pass, OR
The It's the Climate welcome sign was installed in 1920. The slogan was developed in 1917. Grants Pass has hot, dry summers, with cool evenings. The city has mild winters with very little snow. The two pennant shaped panels were not part of the original sign. They were added sometime between 1927 and 1931. In 1941, the sign was moved to Riverside Park. After falling into disrepair, it disappeared in 1958. This replica sign was built in 1976 and installed where the original sign was located. The plastic letters are backlit. I suspect they were originally backlit opal glass. [map]

Hermiston:
Hermiston Drug [map]

Elks Lodge
Hood River, OR
Taylor's Fountain & Gifts
Independence, OR
J'Ville Tavern
Jacksonville, OR
This Elks Lodge sign is probably from the 1960s. The 11 O'clock Toast symbol at the top of the sign is backlit plastic. For more, see this website. [map]

Taylor's Fountain & Gifts opened in the 1930s as the Sylvester Drug store. It became Taylor's in 1944. The sign might be from then. Taylor's closed in 2006 and the building remains vacant. This sign was still there when this photo was taken in 2016. Later that year, the interior was gutted and the sign remained. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The J'Ville Tavern was established in 1935. This sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. The handpainted center panel must have been a replacement for another panel which filled the middle space of the sign. For more, see this website. [map]

Grant County Elks Lodge
John Day, OR
The Grant County Elks Lodge sign is probably from the 1950s. [map]

Jordan Valley:
Sahara Motel [map]

Masonic Lodge
Klamath Falls, OR
Fashion Cleaners
Klamath Falls, OR
Muffler King
Klamath Falls, OR
King Wah Restaurant
Klamath Falls, OR
This Masonic Lodge sign appears to be from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

The Fashion Cleaners sign is probably from the 1950s. For more, see this website. [map]

The Muffler King sign appears to be from the 1950s or 1960s. For more, see this website. [map]

The King Wah Restaurant sign is probably from the 1960s. [map]

former Crater Lake Dairy Creamery
Klamath Falls, OR
2008: 2016:
The Crater Lake Dairy opened here in 1935. The company's Creamery sign is probably from the 1950s. The Creamery closed around 1980. In 2005, Klamath Basin Brewing Company moved into the building. The brewery kept the sign and has it restored. The sign's text panels were changed sometime after 2012. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Wong's Cafe
Klamath Falls, OR
2008: 2016:
I believe Wong's Cafe opened in the late 1940s. This sign appears to be from then. [map]

More Klamath Falls:
Can Am Motors [map]

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