Fake Lighthouses (page 1)

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This section of fake lighthouses is organized alphabetically by state. A few "real" lighthouses have been included as well.

Clanton, AL
Paragould, AR
Wickes, AR
This Lighthouse Fountain in Clanton is about 30 feet tall. It is located behind the Peach Park market. [map]

This Lighthouse in Paragould stands in front of the Apostolic Lighthouse Pentecostal Church. [map]

The Lighthouse in Wickes is installed in front of the Lighthouse Drive-in. [map]

More Alabama:
AnchorLight Bed and Breakfast (Crane Hill)

Templo Bethel
South Gate, CA
Oxnard, CA
Morro Bay, CA
Lighthouse Building
Walnut Grove, CA
Lighthouse Building
Vallejo, CA
Templo Bethel features this central lighthouse feature. Does anyone know when this was built? [map]

Fisherman's Wharf has another landlocked shopping center lighthouse. It appears to be used for storage. The shopping center was built in 1977 and the lighthouse was probably built then. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Lighthouse in Morro Bay was built around 1979 as an addition to the house of Gladys Walton, a silent film star. An elevator was built to take her to the top. She passed away in 1993. She also had a Windmill House built nearby. For more, see this website. [map]

I believe this Lighthouse Building in Walnut Grove was built in 2006 as a house. [map]

This Lighthouse Building in Vallejo now houses the Lighthouse Condominiums. It may have been built in 1988 or that might be when it was exapnded and additional buildings were added for the condos. It looks like this building was originally a house. [map]

St. Mary's Catholic Church
Sacramento, CA
Gospel Lighthouse
of Arroyo Grande
Arroyo Grande, CA
of the World
Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA
St. Mary's Catholic Church was built in 1947. The lighthouse bell tower is a reference to St. Mary as the "Star of the Sea." [map]

The Gospel Lighthouse of Arroyo Grande is a Pentecostal church. I don't know when it was built. [map]

This faux lighthouse in Los Angeles is located among the cottage-style buildings behind the Crossroads of the World Streamline Moderne building. It was most likely also built in 1936. For more, see this page. [map]

The Lighthouse in Los Angeles is on the corner of the building which now houses Masienda. It was painted like a barber shop pole for the tenant, Alexander's for Hair, when this photo was taken in 2014. Does anyone know what was here originally? The building, including the Lighthouse, was painted black around 2017. It's now painted red. [map]

Orick, CA
Oceanside, CA
Marina Del Rey, CA
Cape Cod Cottage
Red Bluff, CA
Totally Kids
Loma Linda, CA
Lions Lighthouse
for Sight
Long Beach, CA
The Lighthouse in Orick stands in front of the closed Lighthouse Christian Fellowship Church. It has been there since at least 1991. For more, see this website. [map]

The Lighthouse in Oceanside is located next to the harbor. It houses a gift shop. [map]

The Lighthouse in Marina Del Rey is located at Fisherman's Village. It houses the Lighthouse Fountain and Grill. [map]

The Cape Cod Cottage building housed an antiques store. The building was vacant when this photo was taken in 2016. Does anyone know what was here originally? [map]

The lighthouse building at Totally Kids was built around 2008. It conceals an oxygen tank. [map]

The Lions Lighthouse for Sight in Long Beach was built by the Long Beach Lions Club in 2000. It is 65 feet tall. [map]

former Rusty's Pizza Parlor
Santa Barbara, CA
The Rusty's Pizza Parlor building was originally built as the Crab Shack restaurant. In 1995, the restaurant was remodeled as the Keeper's Lighthouse restaurant. This faux lighthouse was built at that time. Rusty's Pizza had been here since 2002. It moved to a new location in 2014. In 2017, the building was demolished, except for the lighthouse feature. The new building houses the Bluewater Grill. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

More California:
Ravenwood Motel & Suites (Klamath)

Clayton Homes
Millsboro, DE
The lighthouse in Millsboro is located in front of Clayton Homes. Does anyone know its history? This photo is from 2009. By 2012, the lighthouse had been painted white. [map]

More Delaware:
Lighthouse Restaurant (Dewey Beach) [map]
Henlopen Lighthouse replica (Rehoboth Beach) [map]

Jacksonville, FL
Hidden Treasur
Rum Bar & Grill
Ponce Inlet, FL
former Beacon Golf
Panama City Beach, FL
Faro Blanco Resort
Marathon, FL
The Jacksonville Lighthouse decorates the corner of the First Baptist Church parking garage. It is a replica of the St. Augustine Lighthouse in nearby St. Augustine, FL. For more, see this website. [map]

The Hidden Treasure Rum Bar & Grill lighthouse is a 35-foot-tall replica of the nearby Ponce de Leon Inlet Light Station. [map]

This lighthouse is all that remains of Beacon Golf. It housed the course's office. It is now used by Outlaw Rentals, a scooter a golf cart rental business. [map]

The Faro Blanco Resort lighthouse is 50-foot-tall. The original lighthouse was designed by Les Barrett and built in 1950. It was damaged by Hurricane Donna in 1960. During Hurricane Wilma in 2005, it was damaged beyond repair. From 2014-2015, the Faro Blanco Resort and Yacht Club was built and this replica of the lighthouse was built. For more, see this website. [map]

Mermaid Gift Shop
Kissimmee, FL
Fisherman Restaurant
Madeira Beach, FL
Murray's Light [gone]
Fernandina Beach, FL
Green's Light [gone]
Fernandina Beach, FL
lighthouse house [gone]
Fernandina Beach, FL
This lighthouse is located on the side of the Mermaid Gift Shop building. I believe it was built in 2000. [map]

The partial lighthouse in Madeira Beach is located on the roof of the Friendly Fisherman Restaurant. The restaurant has been there since 1978 and I think the lighthouse was built then. [map]

Fernandina Beach Lighthouses are residences right on the beach. The lighthouse fascination is a tribute to the nearby, actual Amelia Island Lighthouse.

Murray's Light, a 37-foot-tall replica of it, was built in the 1970s. This photo is from 2009. By 2013, it was gone.

Green's Light was square-ish but still recognizable as a simulated lighthouse. This photo is from 2009. The building was still there in 2011 but gone by 2021.

The other Fernandina Beach lighthouse was located in the backyard of a normal looking house. Its similarity to Green's Light down the road leads me to believe it was designed by the same architect. This photo is from 2009. In 2013, the house was demolished but the lighthouse was still there. By 2017, the lighthouse was gone.

Indian Shores, FL
Public Storage
Winter Park, FL
Lighthouse [gone]
Fort Walton Beach, FL
Tarpon Springs, FL
Lighthouse Lounge
Ridge Manor, FL
Waterway Manor
Merritt Island, FL
The Pub Waterfront Restaurant features this lighthouse on their roof. The restaurant opened sometime in the mid-1960s. [map]

The Winter Park Public Storage was previously a Shurgard Self-Storage location. In 2006, Shurgard's U.S. locations were purchased by Public Storage. Shurgard built these lighthouse-accented buildings in Europe and the U.S. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, and 4. [map]

The Lighthouse in Fort Walton Beach advertised for Rainewhite Realty. It was probably modern. This photo is from 2010. By 2014, the realtor and the lighthouse were gone.

The Lighthouse in Tarpon Springs originally was built for Bill's Light House Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge around 1960. The building has housed the Lighthouse Shoppes since at least 2007. For more, see this website. [map]

Miller's Lighthouse Lounge was built in 1960. This lighthouse is probably from then. [map]

I believe this lighthouse at the entrance to the Waterway Manor neighborhood was built in 1968. [map]

Harbor Cove Apartments
Gainesville, FL
2009: 2021:
The lighthouse in Gainesville stands at the Harbor Cove Apartments development. Around 2015, the lighthouse was painted black and white. [map]

Whale Harbor Restaurant
Islamorada, FL
Lighthouse Point
St. Petersburg, FL
2009: 2020:

The Whale Harbor Restaurant originally had a coral-rock covered lighthouse entrance. The White Harbor Marina has been here since 1947 but I don't know when this restaurant was built. The lighthouse entrance was at least there by 1962 when the restaurant was known as the Chesapeake Seafood House. By 2015, the building and lighthouse were gone. By 2018, a new lighthouse had been built for the Seafood Buffet. For more, see this website. [map]

The lighthouse in St. Petersburg is located in the Lighthouse Point shopping center. In 2015, the lighthouse was painted with red and white stripes. [map]

More Florida:
Jack's Bait & Tackle (Homestead) [gone]
Boca Chita Lighthouse (Islandia)
Haulover Park (Miami Beach)
multiple retail spaces (Orlando)
Lighthouse & Boat (Sarasota)
various cities

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