Colorado Signs (page 3)

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Hi U Inn Motel
Commerce City, CO
2012: 2023:
The Hi U Inn Motel was originally named the Hi-U Motel. The sign is about 30 feet tall. It was probably built in the 1950s. In 2014, the holes from the neon tubing were patched and the sign was repainted. For more, see this website. [map]

Deno's 6 & 85 Restaurant
Commerce City, CO


Deno's 6 & 85 Restaurant was built in 1945 as the 6 & 85 Restaurant. In 1959, it became Deno's 6 & 85 and these signs were installed. The restaurant closed in 2017 and it has been vacant since then. [map]

Crestline Motor Hotel
Commerce City, CO
Hi-Lo Market
Commerce City, CO
The Crestline Motor Hotel sign is probably from the 1950s. The sign has been adapted to share it with Crestline Storage. For more, see this website. [map]

The Hi-Lo Market opened here in 1965. The building was constructed in 1953 for Busley's supermarket. This was a Red Owl supermarket in the early 1960s. I don't know if these signs were built for Hi-Lo or if they were adapted from a previous occupant. They both had neon originally. These photos are from 2012. By 2017, the building was housing a Save-A-Lot Food Store. The pole sign's panels were replaced with plastic panels. The building sign was repainted and the channel letters were removed. [map]

Howard's Sporting Goods
Cortez, CO (now Moab, UT)


Howard's Sporting Goods opened in 1959. The store closed around 2006 when this photo was taken. These signs were gone by 2007. They are now displayed in the petting zoo at the Hole 'N the Rock in Moab, UT. [2006 photo thanks Dwight Warren]

Havran Cleaners
Cortez, CO
Tomahawk Motel
Cortez, CO
Aneth Lodge
Cortez, CO
Havran Cleaners opened in 1947 and this sign is probably from then. The business closed in 2017 but the sign remains. It is installed on the side of the building but was probably a two-faced pole sign originally. [map]

The Tomahawk Motel was originally known as the Tomahawk Lodge and there was a different sign there then. This sign is probably from the 1960s. For more, see this website. [map]

The Aneth Lodge was built in 1957 and this sign was built then. The panels were originally painted lavender. They have been gold since at least 2008. The rectangular top panel was added in the 1960s and originally read "Motel." For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Cork 'n Bottle
Cortez, CO
The Cork 'n Bottle pole sign is probably from the 1950s. The rooftop 7-Up clock sign might be from the 1960s. Those were mass-produced and may have advertised for Coca-Cola originally. For more, see this website. [map]

More Cortez:
Tsaya Trading Co. [vintage; gone]

KOA Loma Linda
Kampground & Motel
Cotopaxi, CO
The KOA Loma Linda Kampground & Motel sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. There is a similar sign in Pagosa Springs, CO. For more, see this website. [map]

Cottage Inn
Cripple Creek, CO
Home Cafe
Cripple Creek, CO
Elks Lodge
Cripple Creek, CO
The Cottage Inn restaurant and bar sign was there by the mid-1950s. The business closed in the early 1980s but the sign remains. It was repainted around 2011. [map]

The Home Cafe sign was installed by the mid-1950s. The building has housed Bronco Billy's Casino for many years but the sign remains. [map]

This Elks Lodge was established in 1895. This sign might be from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

Cripple Creek:
Imperial Hotel & Motel [gone]
Palace Hotel

Westways Court Motel

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