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Washington Signs (page 4)

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Golden Pheasant
Sunnyside, WA
Safari Restaurant [gone]
Sunnyside, WA
The Golden Pheasant Chinese restaurant opened in 1952. In 1973, the restaurant was destroyed by a fire. It was rebuilt in 1974 and this replica sign was installed then. The Golden Pheasant closed in 2010 but the sign remains. [map]

The Safari Restaurant featured dramatic signs with spears and Africans. The neon drummer's right arm was animated. The restaurant was destroyed by a fire in 2011. The sign is supposedly in a private collection. For more, see this website.

Lucky Silver Tavern
Tacoma, WA
2008: 2015:
The Lucky Silver Tavern sign is probably from the 1950s. The paint has faded quite a bit in recent years. For more, see this website. [map]

Farley's Florist
Tacoma, WA
2008: 2015:
Farley's Florist opened in 1955. This sign appears to be from then. The building was repainted by 2012. For more, see this website. [map]

Johnson Candy Company
Tacoma, WA
Flying Boots Cafe
Tacoma, WA
Family Cleaners [gone]
Tacoma, WA
The Johnson Candy Company was founded in the 1920s. I believe this building and sign are from 1949. For more, see this website. [map]

The Flying Boots Cafe opened in 1938. This sign is probably from the 1950s. The neon tubing on the side of the sign reads "Spur Room." For more, see this website. [map]

The Family Cleaners sign was probably from the 1950s. This photo is from 2008. Around 2013, the sign was replaced with a new plastic box sign.

former
Travelodge [gone]
Tacoma, WA
Pythian Temple
Tacoma, WA
LeRoy Jewelers
Tacoma, WA
Golden City Cafe
Tacoma, WA
Alfa of Tacoma
Tacoma, WA
This former Travelodge sign was adapted for the Kings Travel Inn. By 2012, the motel and sign were gone. For more, see this website.

The Pythian Temple sign was probably built in the 1950s. It was restored in 2010. It For more, see this website. [map]

LeRoy Jewelers opened here in 1941. These signs may be from then. For more, see this website. [map]

The Golden City Cafe has been closed for many years but this sign remains. The interior is now being used for storage. [map]

Alfa of Tacoma opened this repair and parts shop for Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati automobiles in 1975. This embossed sign might be from then. [map]

Chieftain Restaurant
Tacoma, WA
2008: 2015:
The Chieftain Restaurant is closed but this sign remains. It is probably from the 1960s. The southern side of the sign has a lot more rust. [map]

Golden Lion
Motor Inn
Tacoma, WA
Brookdale Lumber
Tacoma, WA
Harkness Furniture
Tacoma, WA
Sure Fit
Seat Cover Store No. 6
Tacoma, WA
The Golden Lion Motor Inn sign is probably from the 1960s. [map]

Brookdale Lumber sign appears to be from the 1960s. [map]

Harkness Furniture was established in 1920. The sign is probably from the 1950s. For more, see this website. [map]

Around 2014, the Sure Fit Seat Cover Store No. 6 sign on the building was repainted and restored. The pole sign remained untouched. This photo is from 2015. There was another pair of these signs in Seattle which is gone now. There was a pair of signs like this in San Leandro, CA but only the building sign is there now. These pole signs originally revolved. For more, see this website. [map]

Tukwila:
Ben-Carol Motel [gone]

Pepp'Rmint Stick Drive-in
Union Gap, WA
Hill's Cafe [gone]
Union Gap, WA
The Pepp'Rmint Stick Drive-in opened in the 1940s. These signs appear to be from the 1960s or 1970s. For more, see this website. [map]

Hill's Cafe was closed in 2008 when these photos were taken. Both of these signs were gone by 2015. For more, see this website.

Old Town
Pump Saloon
Union Gap, WA
Igloo Restaurant
Vancouver, WA
Crosley Lanes
Vancouver, WA
The Old Town Pump Saloon has been here since at least 1960. This sign appears either modern or recently refurbished. [map]

The Igloo Restaurant opened in 1948. There was a different sign there then. In 1954, there was a sign attached to the building which read "Igloo Hamburgers." It looks like it might have been the top part of the pole sign that is there now. [map]

The Crosley Lanes opened in the mid-1950s. The building originally housed a Pepsi bottling plant. There may have been a bottle sign on the roof where the spinning bowling pin is now. The sign in the parking lot is modern. The Crosley Lanes became Donn Allen's Crosley Lanes in 1987. For more, see this website. [map]

Bob's Paint Land
Vancouver, WA
Walgreens
Vancouver, WA
Steakburger [gone]
Vancouver, WA
Bob's Paint Land opened in 1962. This sign appears to be from then. [map]

This Walgreens sign was installed here when the Hi-School Pharmacy was here. I'm not sure how original or remodeled this sign is. For more, see this website. [map]

Steakburger opened in 1962. In 2014, the building was demolished and the sign shown above on the left was either removed or destroyed. Three of the letters from the sign on the building were saved to compose the word "EAT" on the ceiling of the Panera restaurant that's now on the property (photo on the right). For more, see this website.

House of Beijing
Vancouver, WA
Kay's Motel
Vancouver, WA
Value Motel
Vancouver, WA
The House of Beijing sign originally advertised for The Castle which closed sometime between 2007 and 2011. The sign appears to be from the 1960s. [map]

The Kay's Motel sign is probably from the 1950s. For more, see this website. [map]

The Value Motel signs are probably from the 1960s. For more, see this website. [map]

Luepke Florist
Vancouver, WA

2008:

2015:
The Luepke Florist building was constructed in 1937. I don't know if this sign is from then or if it was added later. The building was repainted in 2015 and the business is now known as Luepke Flowers & Finds. For more, see this website. [map]

Walla Walla:
O'Con's Flowers [gone]
Pastime Cafe [gone]

Tiny's Tavern
Wapato, WA
The Tiny's Tavern sign is probably from the 1950s. [map]

More Wapato:
The Bakery [gone]

Travelodge
Wenatchee, WA
The Igloo
Wenatchee, WA
Bruce Hotel
Wenatchee, WA
The Travelodge Sleepy Bear mascot was introduced in 1954. The character was redesigned in 1973 for a softer, cuddlier look. This Wenatchee sign represents the later design. This location has two of these signs which are about three feet tall. Sleepy Bear is still alive and well at Travelodges with Sleepy Bear's Den Rooms for kids and he is used in advertising campaigns. However, I don't believe they are still making signs with his image anymore. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

The Igloo bar has been around since 1944. The sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. For more, see this website. [map]

The Bruce Hotel sign is probably from the 1940s or 1950s. [map]

Stan's Merry Mart
Wenatchee, WA
2008: 2016:
The Stan's Merry Mart sign appears to be from the 1950s or 1960s. Sometime after 2012, the neon had been replaced with backlit plastic letters. [map]

Wally's Tavern
Wenatchee, WA
2008: 2016:
The Wally's Tavern sign is probably from the 1950s. Between 2012 and 2015, the neon was removed and the name was changed to "Wally's House of Booze." For more, see this website. [map]

Neal's Shoe Store & Repair
Wenatchee, WA
KPQ
Wenatchee, WA
Neal's Shoe Store & Repair was established in 1942. The business moved to this location in 1960. This sign might have been moved here from the previous location. [map]

KPQ is the local AM radio station. This sign was created in the late 1950s or early 1960s. It was moved down the street in 2007 when the station was bought by the Colorado-based chain Cherry Creek Radio. Wenatchee claims to be the Apple Capital of the World, hence the shapes behind the sign's call letters. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

More Wenatchee:
Skookum

Billy Burger Drive In
Wilbur, WA
The Billy Burger Drive In opened in 1955. This sign appears to be from then. For more, see this website. [map]

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