Arizona Signs (page 1)

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Robson's Arizona
Mining World
Aguila, AZ
Coyote's Den
Aguila, AZ
Oasis Court
Benson, AZ
Quarter Horse Motel
Benson, AZ
Robson's Arizona Mining World was a simulated early 1900s mining town with displays of mining equipment. The sign might be from 1992 when Robson's reopened or it could be much older. The metal panels are about 15 feet tall and riddled with bullet holes. The sign apparently never had neon. The text panels below are made of wood. [map]

The Coyote's Den sign has ripple tin panels which probably indicates that it is 1950s or earlier. The neon tubing overlay reads "Fine Foods." The wood-plank style "Cafe" lettering is similar to the Burro Jim Motel sign which was originally located next door. The two signs might have been built at the same time and/or by the same sign shop. [map]

The Oasis Court was built around 1928. The sign in the middle might be from then. The units are now used for apartments. [map]

The Quarter Horse Motel sign has been here since at least 1949. For more, see this website. [map]

More Aguila Signs:
Burro Jim Motel [now Prescott, AZ]

More Benson Signs:
Hank's Coffee Shop [vintage; gone]
Horseshoe Cafe

Bisbee Signs:
Bisbee Review

Boots & Saddle Motel
Casa Grande, AZ
Silver Bullet Bar
Casa Grande, AZ (now Ankeny, IA)
The Boots & Saddle Motel was built in 1954 and this sign is probably from then. For more, see this website. [map]

The Silver Bullet Bar sign is probably from the 1950s. The first photo above is from 2004. Between 2009 and 2011, the neon lettering was removed and the sign repainted. The second photo is from 2012. The neon text was apparently restored but the neon champagne glass was still dark. In 2016, the sign was sold to a private collector. It is now displayed at the Fletcher Kitchen & Bar in Ankeny, IA. For more, see this website.

Se-Tay Motel
Casa Grande, AZ
Wonder Bar
Casa Grande, AZ
The Se-Tay Motel was built in 1949 and this sign appears to be from then. The motel's Native American sounding name was derived from the owner's name, Yates, spelled backwards. Around 2021, the neon was removed and the sign was painted with palm trees, cactus, and an American flag. [map]

The Wonder Bar was established in 1934 as McNatt's Wonder Bar. Around 1940, the bar moved to its current location. The sign might be from then but is more likely from the 1950s. It may have been built when the place became Cotton's Wonder Bar. [map]

Food City
Casa Grande, AZ
Jewel's Desert Sands
Casa Grande, AZ
This Food City supermarket was probably built in the 1950s. I don't know how long these signs have been here. This may have been a Bashas supermarket originally. [map]

The Jewel's Desert Sands sign is probably from the 1960s. [map]

Sunset Court
Casa Grande, AZ
2012: 2018:
The Sunset Court was built in 1929. This sign was installed in 1941. It was later repainted blue and white. The sign was removed in 2013 and the building on which it was installed was demolished in 2019. The sign was restored and relit in 2017. It is installed on the side of the Western Trading Post building next door to the Casa Grande Neon Sign Park. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Casa Grande Neon Sign Park
Casa Grande, AZ
The Casa Grande Neon Sign Park opened in 2019. It was a joint effort of the Casa Grande Historic Preservation Commission and Casa Grande Main Street. Among the signs included are those from Arizona Edison, the James Gorraiz Photo Shop, the Goddard Shoe Store, Coxon's Floor Coverings, and the Hotel Sacaton. The waving bellhop sign was created by Cook & Company Signmakers of Tucson to replicate the sign that was next to the Horse Shoe Motel sign originally. Jude Cook, also the founder of the Ignite Sign Art Museum, did the sign restorations for the park. For more about these mechanical signs, see this section. The plastic Dairy Queen sign came from Holbrook, AZ. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

More Casa Grande Signs:
Golden 9 Restaurant
Lupita's Mexican Food

J.D. Byrider
Chandler, AZ
Chandler Liquors
Chandler, AZ
This J.D. Byrider sign features the Chrysler "Forward Look" logo, aka the Flookerang, on top which was used from 1955-1961. There must have been a Chrysler dealer on this lot originally. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

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

Clarkdale Signs:
10-12 Lounge

Gallopin' Goose
Coolidge, AZ
2008: 2017:
The Gallopin' Goose bar has been here since at least the early 1960s. It might even date back to 1935. The sign is probably from the 1950s. By 2011, the sign had been refurbished. [map]

Saddle & Spur Tavern
Douglas, AZ
The Saddle & Spur Tavern sign is probably from the 1950s. The bar is located on the ground floor of the Hotel Gadsden. For more, see this website. [map]

Ortega's Shoes
Douglas, AZ
Oasis Car Wash
Douglas, AZ
The Ortega's Shoes sign must have had a Red Goose or Weather-Bird piece where the holes are on the upper right. The store is still operating. [map]

The Oasis Car Wash was still operating when this photo was taken in 2012. The sign originally advertised for the Oasis Motel. It was probably built in the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

More Douglas Signs:
Hotel Gadsden

Western Hills Motel
Flagstaff, AZ
The Western Hills Motel opened in 1953. I believe this sign was built slightly after that. It was originally painted blue. For more, see this website. [map]

Grand Canyon Cafe
Flagstaff, AZ
The Grand Canyon Cafe opened in 1938. The facade was remodeled to its current look in 1950. Since 2014, the building has housed Proper Meats + Provisions. This sign remains. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Sierra Vista Motel
Flagstaff, AZ
2012: 2017:
The Sierra Vista Motel was built in 1937. This sign is probably from then. The motel also had a massive rooftop, scaffold sign that is gone now. The motel has been used for apartments since the mid-1960s. The sign had been repainted by 2015. For more, see this website. [map]

Hotel Monte Vista
Flagstaff, AZ


The Hotel Monte Vista opened in 1927. The cocktail lounge has been there since at least the early 1930s. The rooftop sign was installed by 1940 and is probably older than that. The rooftop sign was painted gold in 2012. The hotel also has an opal glass sign. That sign and the "Cocktails" sign were painted gold around 2016. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Tourist Home
Flagstaff, AZ
Stovall's Space Age Lodge
Gila Bend, AZ
The Tourist Home was built in 1926 as a boarding house for immigrant Basque workers and sheepherders. This sign is probably from the 1930s. The building was boarded up since the 1970s. In 2014, the space reopened as the Tourist Home Urban Market. The neon was restored at that time. [map]

Stovall's Space Age Lodge opened in 1963. The sign remains the same except for the updated Best Western panels at the top. This was one of six futuristic themed lodges built by Al Stovall. The other five were in Anaheim, CA: The Space Age Lodge, Inn of Tomorrow, Apollo Inn, Cosmic Age Lodge, and the Galaxy Motel. The Space Age Lodge lost its 1960s building details when it was remodeled in the mid-1980s. The Space Age Restaurant which was built next door in 1964 was destroyed in 1998 by a fire. It was rebuilt and a UFO-shaped structure was added to the roof. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

More Flagstaff Signs:
Alpine Motel [vintage; gone]
Branding Iron Motel & Restaurant: 1, 2 [vintage; gone]
Downtowner Motel
Motel Du Beau

Florence Signs:
J.W. Baker Garage

More Gila Bend Signs:
Steak House [vintage; gone]

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