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Spokane Signs

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Motion
Auto Supply
Spokane, WA
Airway Express Inn
Spokane, WA
Italian Kitchen
Spokane, WA
The Motion Auto Supply tower sign is visible from I-90. It might be from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

The Airway Express Inn is located near the Spokane International Airport. The signs originally advertised for the Starlite Motel. They were built in the 1950s or 1960s. For more, see this website. [map]

The Italian Kitchen opened in 2005. I believe this sign is from then. For more, see this website. [map]

Boulevard Motel
Spokane, WA
West Wynn Motel
Spokane, WA
China Dragon Restaurant
Spokane, WA
Ming Wah Restaurant
Spokane, WA
The Boulevard Motel signs are probably from the 1950s and/or 1960s. For more, see this website. [map]

The West Wynn Motel sign is probably from the 1960s. [map]

The China Dragon Restaurant opened in 1987 and this sign is probably from then. The other side of the sign reads "China Dragon." [map]

The Ming Wah Restaurant opened in 1970. This sign may have come from the Gung Ho Restaurant. For more, see this website. [map]

Pine Acres Par 3 Golf
Spokane, WA
Tung Loon Garden
Spokane, WA
White Elephant
Spokane, WA
Pine Acres Par 3 Golf opened in 1960. This golf bag and golf club shaped sign appears to be from then. For more, see this website. [map]

I believe the Tung Loon Garden was built in 1960. This sign appears to be from then. The building was destroyed by a fire in 2010. There is now a used car lot on the site but this sign remains. For more, see this website. [map]

This White Elephant store opened in 1946. This sign might have been built then or the 1950s. It was probably installed on the front of the building originally. It is now on the side. For more, see this website. [map]

Dan's Barber
& Styling Shop
Spokane, WA
Top Notch Cafe [gone]
Spokane, WA
Crescent Machine Works
Spokane, WA
White Block Company
Spokane, WA
Dan's Barber & Styling Shop opened here around 1958. This sign might be from then but is more likely from the 1960s. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

In 2007, the Top Notch Cafe was replaced with Amelia's Restaurant but this sign remained when this photo was taken in 2008. By 2013, there was a Mexican restaurant here and the sign was gone.

Crescent Machine Works was established in 1916. This sign is probably from the 1940s or 1950s. [map]

The White Block Company was established in 1947. This sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. For more, see this website. [map]

Ferguson's Cafe
Spokane, WA
Rick's Kar Korner
Spokane, WA
2008: 2016: 2008: 2016:
Ferguson's Cafe opened in 1950 and this sign appears to be from then. In 2011, the restaurant and sign were destroyed in a fire. The restaurant and sign were rebuilt in 2012. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Rick's Kar Korner sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. It obviously had neon originally. Does anyone know what business this sign advertised for originally? [map]

Calvary Baptist Church
Spokane, WA
Boyd-Walker
Sewing Machine Company
Spokane, WA
Dodson's Jewelers
Spokane, WA
The Calvary Baptist Church sign appears to be from the 1940s or 1950s. For more, see this website. [map]

The Boyd-Walker Sewing Machine Company store opened in 1945. This sign is probably from then. [map]

Dodson's Jewelers was established in 1887. The company had at least two earlier street clocks. This one is believed to be from the early 1950s. For more, see this website. [map]

Wholesale Motors
Spokane, WA
Best Buy Surplus
Spokane, WA
Goodyear Shoe Repair
Spokane, WA
This Wholesale Motors sign is probably from the 1950s. For more, see this website. [map]

Best Buy Surplus opened in 1946. This sign might be from then or, more likely, from the 1950s. [map]

The Goodyear Shoe Repair opened in 1947. This sign might be from then. For more, see this website. [map]

Central Saw Works
Spokane, WA
Carlson Sheet Metal
Spokane, WA
Tormino's Sash & Glass
Spokane, WA
Central Saw Works opened in 1947. This sign is probably from the 1960s. [map]

Carlson Sheet Metal was established in 1946. This sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

Tormino's Sash & Glass was established in 1950. These signs may be from then or soon thereafter. [map]

More Spokane:
Big Foot Pub [map]
Brown Derby Tavern
Knight's Diner
National Furniture: 1, 2 [gone]
Peking Garden (now Happiness Chinese Restaurant): 1, 2
Spokane Airport

Park Lane Motel
Spokane Valley, WA
Ron's Drive-In
Spokane Valley, WA
Peters Hardware
Spokane Valley, WA
Aces Valley Power Tool
Spokane Valley, WA
The Park Lane Motel opened in 1939 as the Nims Auto Court. I don't know when the business was renamed. This sign appears to be from the 1950s. It originally had a freestanding neon arrow extending from the top panel. For more, see this website. [map]

Ron's Drive-In opened in 1958 and this sign appears to be from then. [map]

Peters Hardware was established in 1934. The company moved to its current location during World War II. This sign was built in the 1940s and was used for another business. The owner of Peters Hardware bought it and moved it to this building. In 2014, the neon was removed and the sign was repainted. This photo is from 2016. For more, see this website. [map]

Aces Valley Power Tool was established in 1956 as the Power Tool Rental and Sales Co. This sign appears to be from then. For more, see this website. [map]

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