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Ogden Signs

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China Nite Cafe [gone]
Ogden, UT
China Nite Cafe opened in 1963. It featured a happy Buddha statue holding up a neon sign. The restaurant closed in 2007 and the Buddha was removed in 2008. The building was demolished by 2012. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

Welcome Arch
Ogden, UT
This Welcome Arch was built in 1936. At that point, the lettering on the south side of the sign read "It Pays to Live in Ogden, America's Fastest Growing City." On the north side, it read "We Welcome You to Ogden, Pioneer Days Week, July 24." In 1939, the south side was changed to "Utah's Fastest Growing City." Then, in 1952, it was changed to "Ogden, Home of Weber College." In 1959, the school became a state college and the sign was changed to "Home of Weber State College." In 1992, the sign was moved 30 feet to the north and the wording was changed to "Home of Weber State University." For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Ben Lomond Printing
Ogden, UT
former Country Boy Dairy
North Ogden, UT
Ben Lomond Printing is gone but this sign remains. It is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

The Country Boy Dairy store opened in 1968. This sign is probably from then. In 2009, the stand became Johnny's Dairy. The lower panel beneath the neon sign was changed at that point. By 2016, the bottom panel had been changed for Popcorn Express but the neon sign above was still there. [map]

Colonial Motel
Ogden, UT
Windsor Hotel
Ogden, UT
Topper Bakery
Ogden, UT
The Colonial Motel sign is probably from the 1960s. [map]

The Windsor Hotel was built in 1908. This sign is probably from the 1920s or 1930s. [map]

The Topper Bakery opened in 1939 and is still operating. There was a different, projecting neon sign here originally. The signs that are there now were probably built in the 1950s. The holes indicate that they had neon. For more, see this website. [map]

Lighthouse Lounge
Ogden, UT
Millstream Motel
Ogden, UT
The Club
Ogden, UT
The Lighthouse Lounge opened as a strip club in 1958. This sign is probably from then. In 2011, the owners moved the business to a new location one block away and brought along this sign. These photos are from 2014. [map]

The Millstream Motel opened in 1939. There was a different sign there originally. The neon panels on the top of the current sign, which feature an animated water wheel, are probably from the 1950s era sign. The lower part of this sign is probably from the 1960s. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, and 4. [map]

The Club sign is probably from the 1950s. The Two-Bit Street Cafe has occupied the space since 2004. [map]

Kokomo Club
Ogden, UT
Lee's Mongolian Bar-B-Q
Ogden, UT
The Kokomo Club has been here since at least the 1960s. I don't know how old this sign is. [map]

Lee's Mongolian Bar-B-Q opened in 1978. These signs must be from then. For more, see this website. [map]

Stimson Market [gone]
Ogden, UT
Star Noodle Parlor
Ogden, UT
2008: 2014: 2007: 2015:
This Stimson Market opened in 1948. It was part of a supermarket chain with other locations in Utah. In recent years, the building housed Maria's Market. When this 2014 photo was taken, the building was vacant. In 2015, the sign was gone. By 2016, the entire building was gone.

The Star Noodle Parlor opened in 1948. This sign is believed to be from then. The restaurant closed in 2007 and the sign was moved into storage. In 2015, the sign was restored by YESCO which built the sign originally. The text on the sign was replaced with "Historic 25th Street." The dragon's tongue is animated and its eyes flash. The sign was reinstalled on the same building which will soon house a different restaurant in the space below. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, and 4. [photos thanks Ellie Sargent] [map]

More Ogden Signs:
Arctic Circle [vintage; gone]
Berthana Ballroom [gone]
Eagle Clothing Store [vintage; gone]
Master Muffler
Smalley's Jewelry [vintage; gone]

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