Colorado Signs (page 2)

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former Dun Rovin Motel
Colorado Springs, CO
Skylark Apartments
Colorado Springs, CO
The Dun Rovin' Motel was built in 1950. The motel closed and was about to be demolished when the first photo above was taken in 2008. By 2011, the sign was adapted for the Dun Rovin' Plaza, a used car dealer, which is now at the site. For more, see this website. [map]

The Skylark Apartments was originally named the Skylark Motel. The pole sign has been updated and stripped of neon. The "Comfort" sign is installed on the roof of the office. Both of these signs are probably from the 1950s. [map]

San-Ayre Court [gone]
Colorado Springs, CO
Chief Motel [gone]
Colorado Springs, CO
The San-Ayre Court opened in 1951. While the motel is still there, this sign has been drastically remodeled. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3.

The Chief Motel was built in 1955 and this sign appears to be from then. The Indian's headdress was originally animated. In 2014, the neon was removed from the sign. Backlit plastic letters were stuck on the panels. In 2016, it was announced that the motel would be demolished. The sign was either auctioned off or removed. For more, see this website.

Navajo Hogan Roadhouse
Colorado Springs, CO


The Navajo Hogan Roadhouse was built in 1935 as a nightclub. A neon sign was installed on top of the roof at that time. It was blown off the building in the early 1940s. It was replaced with this sign in the late 1940s or early 1950s. This 17-foot-tall sign was built by the Cimino Sign Company. It has been restored at least twice. In 2011, the restaurant/bar's new owner added the name "Johnny's" to the sign. The faded sign was also repainted at that time. It is or was lit with red, green, blue, and white neon. The sign panels were built to fit the slant of the roof. Normally, signs were built with flat bases and steel supports would have been constructed to install the sign of the roof. Perhaps after the business' first sign blew off the roof, the owner wanted it to be as securely mounted on the roof as possible. Several wires and anchors also hold the sign in place. For more, see this website. [map]

Wrangler Motel
Colorado Springs, CO
Lee's Liquor [gone]
Colorado Springs, CO
Hayes Motor Co.
Colorado Springs, CO
The Wrangler Motel has been here since at least the 1950s. The sign originally had neon and "Wrangler" was written in script. The RV panel was added to the sign later. For more, see this website. [map]

The Lee's Liquor sign was probably built in the 1950s. The business appeared to be closed when this photo was taken in 2012. In 2016, the sign was adapted for the 64 Store. It now has backlit plastic letters. For more, see this website. [map]

The Hayes Motor Co. was founded in 1938. This sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. The business was closed when this photo was taken in 2012. In 2020, there was a bee supply business in the building and the sign was still there. [map]

Look Electronics
Colorado Springs, CO
Bates Court
Colorado Springs, CO
Liquor Spot
Colorado Springs, CO
This Look Electronics sign is a mystery. The store is long gone but the sign remains. The top of the sign reads "Associated Steel Corp." and I can't find any information about that either. The sign may be from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

Bates Court may have been built in 1941. This sign might be from then. Around 2014, the sign was repainted and the neon removed. This photo is from 2022. [map]

The Liquor Spot sign might be from the 1950s. [map]

Murphy's Tavern
Colorado Springs, CO


2022 and 2023:

Murphy's Tavern opened in 1954. This sign is probably from then. The building is probably from the 1930s or 1940s. By 2019, the Murphy's lettering had been painted over. The green and red sign was painted black. For more, see this website. [map]

Michelle's Chocolatiers [gone]
Colorado Springs, CO
4-U Motel [gone]
Colorado Springs, CO
Michelle's Chocolatiers opened in 1952 and moved to this location in 1954. This sign was from then. The business closed in 2007. From 2017-2021, it reopened and operated as Michelle's Makery. The building is vacant now. In 2022, plans were announced to reopen as Michelle Got Munchies, a restaurant. The Michopoulos family, who founded the candy shop, want the sign to be donated to the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum. In 2023, the sign was stolen from a storage yard.

The 4-U Motel was built in 1955 as the 4-U Court. The porte cochere was added later and the sign installed on it was very similar. It was later adapted for the 4-U Motel. In 2023, the building was fenced off for likely demolition. The larger porte cochere letter sign, shown on the left, was removed, presumably for a collector. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

Sno-White Linen & Uniform Rental
Colorado Springs, CO
Sno-White Linen & Uniform Rental was established in 1950 and this sign is probably from then. [map]

Benny's Restaurant & Lounge
Colorado Springs, CO
Circle S Motel
Colorado Springs, CO
Benny's Restaurant & Lounge opened in 1953 and this sign is probably from then. For more, see this website. [map]

The Circle S Motel sign was probably built in the 1960s. There was a neon sign here in the 1950s. The cowboy and bulb lasso were added sometime after 1965. [map]

More Colorado Springs:
Bear Creek Lanes
Blue Fox Motel [vintage; gone]
B n B Motel [vintage; gone]
Herman's Plumbing

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