Arizona Signs (page 2)

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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 [gone]
Douglas, AZ
The Saddle & Spur Tavern sign was probably from the 1950s. The bar was located on the ground floor of the Hotel Gadsden. The sign was gone by 2022. For more, see this website.

Shoes [gone]
Douglas, AZ
Car Wash [gone]
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 business closed in 2018 and the sign was gone by 2022.

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. By 2022, the sign was gone.

More Douglas:
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. The projecting sign remains. The neon on the building has been removed. 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:
Alpine Motel [vintage; gone]
Branding Iron Motel & Restaurant: 1, 2 [vintage; gone]
Downtowner Motel
Motel Du Beau

J.W. Baker Garage [gone]

More Gila Bend:
Steak House [vintage; gone]

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