Phoenix Signs

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Hong Kong
Phoenix, AZ
Golden Moon Palace [gone]
Phoenix, AZ
The Hong Kong Restaurant sign was built in or sometime after 1962. For more, see this website. [map]

I believe the Golden Moon Palace opened in the 1960s. These photos are from 2012. The restaurant closed in 2015 and the signs were removed. They are now in a private collection. For more, see this website.

Cheese 'n Stuff Deli
Phoenix, AZ
Dry Cleaners
Phoenix, AZ
My Florist
Phoenix, AZ
The Cheese 'n Stuff Deli opened in 1949. This rooftop sign was installed then. The sign's neon was restored in 2015. For more, see this website. [map]

The Kachina Dry Cleaners sign is probably from the 1960s. [map]

The My Florist flower shop opened in 1947. The rooftop sign with chasing bulbs was built at that time. The store closed in 1996. The building was then occupied by the My Florist Cafe which maintained the sign. The cafe closed around 2010 and the building is now occupied by a Habit Burger Grill. The restaurant has been prevented from removing or altering the sign by the City. In 2018, the sign was being repainted. For more, see this website. [map]

7th Avenue Hotel
Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
This 7th Avenue Hotel sign was originally installed downtown. It is now displayed inside Christy Signs. It appears to be from the 1920s or 1930s.

These Walgreens signs are probably from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

Crown Filter Queen
Phoenix, AZ
Log Cabin Motel [gone]
Phoenix, AZ
The Crown Filter Queen store opened here in 1955 and these signs are from then. They must have had neon originally. The business has closed but the signs remain. The "CROWN" letters and the crown itself on the right side of the building are gone now. [map]

The Log Cabin Motel opened in 1939 as the Log Cabin Auto Court. This sign was probably built in the 1950s. In 2010, the motel was demolished. In 2012, the sign was removed and went to a private collection. In 2018, the sign was donated to the Mesa Preservation Foundation. It will eventually be put on public display with other local signs.

Hinkley's Lighting Co. [gone]
Phoenix, AZ
Hinkley's Lighting Co. was founded in 1910. These signs might be from the 1950s or 1960s. In 2021, the store closed and consolidated its stock with the location in Scottsdale, AZ. The signs were removed and are at one of the store's warehouses. The chandelier on the roof is still there while the owner decides what to do with it. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

America Automotriz
Phoenix, AZ
Deer-O Salsa
Phoenix, AZ
The America Automotriz used car lot was vacant but this sign remained in 2012. By 2013, Affordable Autos, another car lot, had opened there. I don't know what business this sign advertised for originally. It is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. By 2015, the used car lot had reopened as Affordable Autos. The sign is still there. [map]

The Deer-O Salsa sign originally read "PAINTS" before it became a dance club and replaced the letters with "SALSA". The sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. The building appeared to be vacant when these photos were taken in 2012. [map]

Relax Inn
Phoenix, AZ
Arizona Motel
Phoenix, AZ
former Lucky Cue Billiards [gone]
Phoenix, AZ
Ace Hardware
Phoenix, AZ
The Relax Inn sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. There might have been a different name on the sign originally. For more, see this website. [map]

The Arizona Motel sign has been here since at least the 1960s. It was painted pink until around 2008. This photo is from 2012. The property has been locked up behind chain link fencing since at least 2018 but the sign remains. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Lucky Cue Billiards sign has been restored since 2007. This photo is from 2012. I don't know how old this sign is. Around 2014, the sign was adapted for the Billares Silverado Nightclub. The Lucky Cue letters were changed to Billares. In 2016, the business below became the Delirium Nightclub. The balls, cue and letters were removed from the sign. For more, see this website.

This Ace Hardware sign was built in the early 1960s. The plastic faces were originally backlit. In the 1990s, the sign was badly damaged in a storm. The city deemed the sign historic and allowed it to be repaired. [map]

Bekins Moving & Storage [gone]
Phoenix, AZ
Roland's Market
Phoenix, AZ
This Bekins Moving & Storage location was gone but the sign remained until 2021 when the neon was removed and the sign was adpted. I believe the only other neon Bekins sign left is in Fresno, CA. The overlapping neon for "MOVING" and "STORAGE" indicates that the letters flashed sequentially. The sign may also have revolved. It is probably from the 1950s. [map]

Roland's Market was built in 1917 as a Pay'n Takeit supermarket. In 1941, it became Roland's Market. Later, it became a liquor store. In 2018, a restaurant, using the same name, opened in the space. The pole sign was originally painted green and advertised for Roland's. It was painted over for a used car lot around 2008. It has been painted over again for the restaurant. The neon on the facade sign has been restored. Roland's closed in 2019. The space was then occupied by Pane Bianco Van Buren. The pole sign was repainted with the new name. The building now houses Tratto and the sign was repainted again. The neon Roland's letters are still on the front of the building. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Hotel San Carlos
Phoenix, AZ
Shamrock Farms
Phoenix, AZ
McConnell Photography Studios [gone]
Phoenix, AZ
Mr. Lucky's
Phoenix, AZ
The Hotel San Carlos was built in 1928. There was a different sign there originally. This sign has been there since at least the 1950s. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3 and 4. [map]

The Shamrock Farms dairy company was founded in 1922. This sign is probably from the 1950s. It may have been restored or rebuilt. I don't know what was where the digital, rectangular panel is now. These photos are from 2017. In 2019, the incandescent bulbs were replaced with LED bulbs. The cow panel and message board were also updated at that time. [map]

The McConnell Photography Studios was gone but this sign remained when this photo was taken in 2017. Later that year, the sign was gone.

Mr. Lucky's opened in 1966 and this sign is probably from then. The nightclub closed in 2004. In 2008, Mr. Lucky's reopened briefly but I believe it is vacant now. These photos are from 2012. In 2018, the property was surrounded by chain link fencing but the sign is still there. There was a very similar sign for the Mr. Lucky's in Glendale, CO. For more, see this website. [map]

Ziggie's Music
Phoenix, AZ
2012: 2017:
Ziggie's Music was established in 1927. The company moved to this location in 1956. This sign is believed to be from then. In 2013, the sign was completely restored. [map]

Courtesy Chevrolet
Phoenix, AZ
Courtesy Chevrolet first opened in 1955. The dealership moved here in 1957 and this sign was built then. It is animated with 4,880 bulbs. Originally, they were incandescent bulbs. They have been replaced with LED bulbs but they still scintillate at night. The fourth photo above shows one of two smaller, modern signs which are installed on the corner of the lot. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Duke Photography
Phoenix, AZ
Duke Photography was established in 1950. This sign could be from then but I suspect it was built later. [map]

More Phoenix Signs:
Dog Racing [gone]
Dunes Motor Hotel [vintage; gone]
Maroney's Cleaners [gone]
Rose Bowl Motel [vintage; gone]

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