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Washington Signs (page 2)

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Martha Inn Cafe
George, WA
Simcoe Cafe
Goldendale, WA
Top Hat Tavern
Goldendale, WA
The Martha Inn Cafe was built in the 1950s. The building has been demolished but this sign remains. The name "Martha" is a play on George Washington's wife's name. The town of George was named after him. [map]

The Simcoe Cafe sign appears to be from the 1950s. For more, see this website. [map]

The Top Hat Tavern sign is probably from the 1950s. [map]

Wild Life Cafe
Grand Coulee, WA
Trail West Motel
Grand Coulee, WA
The Wild Life Cafe sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. The restaurant has been Pepper Jack's Bar & Grille since at least 2008 but this sign remains. There was another sign on the front of the cafe which is gone now. [map]

The Trail West Motel signs are probably from the 1950s or 1960s. For more, see this website. [map]

Grandview Lumber Co.
Grandview, WA
Columbia Inn Restaurant
Kalama, WA
The Grandview Lumber Co. sign is probably from the 1950s. [map]

The Columbia Inn Restaurant signs appears to be from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

Wagon Wheel Motel [gone]
Kenmore, WA
Kent Bowl
Kent, WA
This photo of the Wagon Wheel Motel sign is from 2008. By 2015, the sign was gone.

The Kent Bowl opened in 1958. These signs may be from then. For more, see this website. [map]

Fraternal Order of Eagles
Kirkland, WA
2008: 2015:
The Fraternal Order of Eagles sign was installed in 1947. It was restored in 2013. For more, see this website. [map]

Biltmor Motel
Lakewood, WA
Triangle Bowl
Longview, WA
The Biltmor Motel sign is probably from the 1950s. For more, see this website. [map]

The Triangle Bowl opened in 1957. This sign is probably from then. For more, see this website. [map]

Paragon Restaurant [gone]
Longview, WA
Town House Motel
Longview, WA
The Paragon Restaurant opened in 1948. This sign had been there since at least 1954. The neon alternated between "Good Food" and "Chop Suey". These photos are from 2015. The restaurant closed later that year and the sign was removed. For more, see this website.

The Town House Motel was built around 1962. There are two pole signs at the north and south entrances to the motel. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Cascade Natural Gas
Longview, WA
Chinese Garden Restaurant
Longview, WA
The Cascade Natural Gas sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

The Chinese Garden Restaurant opened in 1978. This sign looks more typical of the 1960s. There may have been another Chinese restaurant here before the Chinese Garden. [map]

Westside Building Supply
Lynden, WA
2008: 2015:
Westside Building Supply opened in 1959. This sign was repainted sometime after 2009. [map]

Harvey's Lounge
Lynnwood, WA
2008: 2015:
The Harvey's Lounge sign was restored around 2011. It was probably built in the 1950s. For more, see this website. [map]

Court of Monte
Cristo Motel [gone]
Lynnwood, WA
Strawberry Lanes
Marysville, WA
Daffodil Motel
Milton, WA
Monroe Motel
Monroe, WA
The Court of Monte Cristo Motel sign was probably from the 1950s. The name was a play on the words "Count of Monte Cristo". This photo is from 2008. The motel was demolished in 2010. The sign was saved by the City and is currently in storage.

I believe the Strawberry Lanes rooftop sign is still lit at night. [map]

The Daffodil Motel sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. For more, see this website. [map]

The Monroe Motel sign appears to be from the 1950s. [map]

Sage N Sand Motel
Moses Lake, WA
Ripple Tavern
Moses Lake, WA
Danny's Tavern
Moses Lake, WA
The Sage N Sand Motel sign appears to be from the 1950s or 1960s. For more, see this website. [map]

The Ripple Tavern sign also looks like it's from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

The Danny's Tavern sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

Bee-Line Frame & Axle
Moses Lake, WA
Laredo Drive-in
Naches, WA
The Bee-Line Frame & Axle sign has been here since at least the 1960s. The Bee-Line company, still operating and based in Bettendorf, IA, sells truck alignment equipment. This is the only vintage sign that I have seen using this bee logo. There is an older sign in Auburn, NY. [map]

The Laredo Drive-in sign is probably from the 1960s. [map]

Twede's Cafe
North Bend, WA
Moose Lodge
North Bend, WA
Lew Rents
Olympia, WA
Aztec Lanes
Olympia, WA
Twede's Cafe opened in 1941 as Thompson's Cafe. It became the Mar-T Cafe in the 1950s. This sign is probably from the 1960s. In 1989-1990, the restaurant was temporarily named the RR Cafe during the filming of the "Twin Peaks" TV series. The Mar-T sign was adapted around 1999 when the restaurant became Twede's Cafe. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Unlike Elks Club signs, Moose Lodge signs are very rare. I have never seen one shaped like this before. It is probably from the 1950s. [map]

The Lew Rents sign is probably from the 1960s. For more, see this website. [map]

The Aztec Lanes sign appears to be from the 1960s. [map]

Oroville:
Pow-Wow Drive-in [map]

former Travelodge
Pasco, WA
2008: 2015:
The Travel Inn uses a former Travelodge sign. In 2008, the property was vacant and behind chain link fencing. By 2012, the sign had been adapted again and the motel was known as La Posada West. For more, see this website. [map]

Grigg's Department Store
Pasco, WA
Chinese Gardens Restaurant
Pasco, WA
Columbia Basin College
Pasco, WA
Timberline Motel
Peshastin, WA
Grigg's Department Store was established in 1938. This sign is probably from 1959 when the store moved here. [map]

I believe the Chinese Gardens Restaurant opened in the early 1960s. This sign appears to be from then. For more, see this website. [map]

Columbia Basin College sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

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

Pomeroy City Walk
Pomeroy, WA
Pomeroy City Walk is the name for the display project put together by David Webb who has collected hundreds of vintage neon signs from all over the country. The restored signs shown here hang above businesses downtown. A few other signs hang above a simulated Greyhound station which houses more of Webb's collection and serves as his home. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

The Savoy Printing sign came from Lafayette, LA.

The Beauty Shop sign came from Port Barre or New Iberia, LA.

The Norge sign came from an auction in Lewiston, ID.

The Louisville Moving & Storage sign came from Louisville, KY.

The Fun Center sign came from Sacramento, CA.

The Dry Cleaners sign came from Clinton, IA.

DuPuis Restaurant
Port Angeles, WA
Laurel Lanes
Port Angeles, WA
Beck Co.
Jewelry Design
Prosser, WA
Bern's Tavern
Prosser, WA
Moose Lodge
Pullman, WA
The DuPuis Restaurant opened around 1930. This sign appears to be from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

The Laurel Lanes opened in 1959. This sign is probably from then or the 1960s. [map]

Beck Co. Jewelry Design was established in 1985. This sign must have been adapted from a previous business. [map]

The Bern's Tavern sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

This Moose Lodge has occupied the building since 1947. This sign may be from then. For more, see this website. [map]

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