Arizona Signs (page 2)

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Liberty Market
Gilbert, AZ
The Liberty Market opened in 1935. The sign was designed by the owner's wife in the 1940s. Since 2006, the building has housed a restaurant which kept the name. The sign's neon was restored at that time. For more, see this website. [map]

Two Palms Motel
Glendale, AZ
Parsons' Family Restaurant
Glendale, AZ
I believe the Two Palms Motel was built in 1950. This sign may be from then. Only one palm tree is left now. [map]

Parsons' Family Restaurant opened around 1965 as Big Sam's Burgers. The sign must have looked something like this then. It has been Parsons' since the 1980s. The new sign panels must have been installed then. The neon was removed from the chef sometime after 2006. [map]

El Rey Motel
Globe, AZ
Bacon's Boots & Saddles [gone]
Globe, AZ
Farmers Insurance [gone]
Globe, AZ
The El Rey Motel was built in 1938 as the El Rey Hotel Court. There was a different sign there then. This sign is probably from the 1950s. It was restored just months before this photo was taken in 2012. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Bacon's Boots & Saddles had been here since at least 1953. This sign was probably from then. The store closed around 2015. The sign was removed in 2016.

This Farmers Insurance sign has faded quite a bit and the neon has been removed. It appears that the sign revolved originally. These Farmers Insurance signs were mass-produced. I have only seen them in Arizona, California, and Utah so they might have been a West Coast thing. This photo is from 2012. By 2016, the sign had been repainted with a much simpler design. By 2021, the sign was gone.

El Rey Cafe
Globe, AZ
2012: 2017:
The El Rey Cafe opened in 1947. This sign might be from then. The Libby's name was added to the sign much recently. The sign was restored sometime between 2012 and 2016. I don't know if the El Rey Cafe and El Rey Motel shown above had the same owners. The businesses are not near each other. [map]

More Globe Signs:
La Luz del Dia Cafe

El Rancho Motel
& Restaurant
Holbrook, AZ
Mesa Italiana Restaurant
Holbrook, AZ
The El Rancho Motel & Restaurant is still operating. The sign is probably from the 1960s. For more, see this website. [map]

The Mesa Italiana Restaurant sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

Pow Wow Trading Post
Holbrook, AZ
The Pow Wow Trading Post opened in 1946. There was originally a neon sign here in addition to the neon letters on the roof. The current pole sign is probably from the 1960s. The "Rocks" part of the sign originally read "Motel". The face panel of the north-facing side of the sign (second photo above) was replaced at some point. The store has been closed since at least 2009. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Butterfield Stage Co. Steak House
Holbrook, AZ
The Butterfield Stage Co. Steak House sign appears to be from the 1960s or 1970s. However, online information suggests it might not have opened until 1985. [map]

Holbrook Inn
Holbrook, AZ
Coffee Shop [gone]
Holbrook, AZ
Navajo Motel [gone]
Holbrook, AZ
The Holbrook Inn was built in 1960 as the Woods Inn. It was later known as Pope's Inn. Both times, the lettering was changed at the top of the sign. In 2018, the top panel was missing. The bottom panel has been changed to read Holbrook Inn. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Plainsman Coffee Shop was built in 1966 and this sign appears to be from then. The restaurant had been closed since at least 2008. In 2022, the building was sold and the sign was removed. It's not known if the sign was scrapped or sold.

The Navajo Motel sign was still there in 2006 although the motel was long closed. By 2012, the sign was gone. [photo thanks Glenda Campbell]

Best Western
Holbrook, AZ
This reworked Best Western motel sign has been installed in front of Mr. Maestas Family Restaurant since at least 2008. The sign looked like this one originally. [map]

More Holbrook Signs:
Moen Kopi Motel [map]

7-2-11 Food Store
Kayenta, AZ
This 7-2-11 Food Store has been closed since at least 2018. There was also a rooftop sign there until around then. This pole sign might be from the 1950s or 1960s. There are other 7-2-11 signs in Gallup, NM and Farmington, NM. This sign in Kayenta is the only surviving example of this design that I know of. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

El Trovatore Motel
Kingman, AZ
Arcadia Lodge
Kingman, AZ
The El Trovatore Motel was built in 1939 as the El Trovatore Court. These signs were restored in 2012. The tower sign is 100 feet tall. For more, see this website. [map]

The Arcadia Lodge was built around 1938 as the Arcadia Court. This sign looks like it from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

Kingman Club
Kingman, AZ
Hill Top Motel
Kingman, AZ
The Kingman Club opened in 1944. This sign is probably from the 1950s. This photo is from 2012. In 2015, new owners restored the sign's neon and bulbs. [map]

The Hill Top Motel was built in 1954 and this sign is probably from then. The sign was repainted around 2009. This daytime photo is from 2012. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [night photo from 2006 thanks Glenda Campbell] [map]

Lo's Chinese Restaurant
Kingman, AZ
Desert Drugs
Kingman, AZ
The Lo's Chinese Restaurant sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. Half of the yellow plastic ball on top of the sign is gone now. I believe the restaurant is closed. [map]

This Desert Drugs sign was built in the 1940s. When the drug store was demolished in 2003, the sign was put in storage. In 2018, the sign was restored by Legacy Signs and installed near its original location. [map]

Kingman, AZ
OK Used Cars
Kingman, AZ
entering El Trovatore
Kingman, AZ
This Packard sign is believed to be from about 1930. As part of a Route 66 Association of Kingman project, this sign was restored and installed in 2016 at the former Old Trails Garage where it was hung last. The sign had been in storage for decades. It had been installed at two other locations in Kingman before it was moved to the Old Trails Garage. For more, see this website. [map]

This OK Used Cars sign is from around 1960. It was restored and installed at Dunton Motors in 2016. These signs were mass-produced by Chevrolet. For more, see this website. [map]

The Entering El Trovatore sign was built around 1936 and installed at the new roadway that cut through El Trovatore Hill. The sign was removed in the late 1940s. The Mohave Museum of History & Arts donated the sign to the Route 66 Association of Kingman. The sign was then restored by Legacy Signs & Iron and hung on the side of the sign shop's building in 2017. For more, see this website. [map]

former King's Arms Restaurant
Kingman, AZ
2012: 2017: 2021:
The King's Arms Restaurant sign was built when the restaurant opened in the early 1960s. Later, the sign's shield was replaced with a cocktail glass. The sign advertised for the ABC Buffet for many years. In 2016, the sign was repainted for the India Spice-N-Bar. By 2021, the sign had been adapted for La Catrina Restaurant. The tip of the spear had been removed to look more like a drink stirrer. For more, see this website. [map]

More Kingman Signs:
Cerbat Lanes
Hotel Beale
Uptown Drug

Jarman Shoes
Miami, AZ
Bracker's Department Store
Nogales, AZ
Coffee Ern's
Parker, AZ
These Jarman Shoes signs must have been mass-produced but this is the only one I have seen. The neon below the sign apparently alternated between Eddie's and Edlen's. I assume the name of the store was Eddie Edlen's. [map]

The Bracker's Department Store was established in 1924. These signs are from the 1950s. In 2017, it was announced that the store would be closing. In 2018, the facade sign was removed and reportedly going to Robert M. Bracker Elementary School in Nogales. The vertical neon sign remains. [map]

Coffee Ern's opened in 1968 and this sign is probably from then. In 2021, the text panel was missing. [map]

Burro Jim Motel
Aguila, AZ (now Prescott, AZ)
2012: 2019:
The Burro Jim Motel opened in the early 1950s and this sign is probably from then. The sign was restored around 2011. In 2013, the sign was sold to the Cortez Street Emporium in Prescott where it is displayed inside. The burro has a two-part animated ear and tail. I believe both ears were animated originally. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

Navajo Lodge
Prescott, AZ
The Navajo Lodge sign was originally installed in Prescott. It is believed to have been built in 1948. This sign is also located inside the Cortez Street Emporium antiques store now.

Prescott, AZ
Ironclad Bicycles
Prescott, AZ
Lloyd's Liquors
Prescott, AZ
Prescott Valley Motel [gone]
Prescott Valley, AZ
The Hassayampa Inn opened as the Hassayampa Hotel in 1927. This sign is probably a refurbished original. It is lit at night. The hotel was named after the Hassayampa River north of town. [map]

Ironclad Bicycles was established in 1992. This sign looks like it was repurposed from another business. It is somewhat similar to this Launderama sign. [map]

Lloyd's Liquors opened in 1972. This sign appears to be from then. For more, see this website. [map]

The Prescott Valley Motel opened in 1967. In 2019, the motel was demolished in order to build a Circle K. The sign was removed in 2020 and put in storage for possible future display.

More Prescott Signs:
Birdcage Saloon
Hotel St. Michael

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