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Colorado Signs (page 3)

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Crestline Motor Hotel
Commerce City, CO
Hi U Inn Motel
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 U Inn Motel was originally the Hi-U Motel. The sign is about 30 feet tall. It was probably built in the 1950s. This photo is from 2012. 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 1947. These signs appear to be from the 1950s. The restaurant closed in 2017 and it's not known at this point if the place will reopen or if the signs will remain. The building was still vacant in 2021 and the signs were still there. [map]

Hi-Lo Market
Commerce City, CO
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 [gone]
Cortez, CO
Tomahawk Motel
Cortez, CO
Cork 'n Bottle
Cortez, CO
KOA Loma Linda
Kampground & Motel
Cotopaxi, CO
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 at the Hole 'N the Rock in Moab, UT. [photo thanks Dwight Warren]

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 Cork 'n Bottle sign is probably from the 1950s. For more, see this website. [photo thanks Dwight Warren] [map]

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]

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

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 Signs:
Imperial Hotel & Motel [gone]
Palace Hotel: 1, 2

Delta Signs:
Westways Court Motel

Four Winds
Motel
Durango, CO
Siesta Motel
Durango, CO
The Four Winds Motel sign appears to be from the 1950s or 1960s. For more, see this website. [map]

The Siesta Motel opened in 1956 and the sign is probably from then. [map]

More Durango Signs:
Caboose Motel
Chief Restaurant
End O'Day Motel
Rochester Hotel

Lucky U Motel
Englewood, CO
Violet Showcase [gone]
Englewood, CO
Anderson's Vacuum &
Sewing Center
Englewood, CO
Colorado
Shaver Center
Englewood, CO
The Lucky U Motel was probably built in the 1940s or 1950s. It had a horseshoe and four-leaf clover sign originally. This sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. This photo is from 2012. By 2013, the neon "Lucky U" had been replaced with backlit plastic letters. The "Motel" letters were probably neon originally as well. For more, see this website. [map]

The Violet Showcase sold African Violets and related supplies. The store opened in 1969 and this sign was probably from then. This photo is from 2012. By 2014, the business and sign were gone.

Anderson's Vacuum & Sewing Center and the Colorado Shaver Center are next door neighbors. These signs appear to be fairly new and were apparently created by the same sign company. Anderson's was established in 1947. The Colorado Shaver Center opened in 1963. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Estes Park Signs:
Loveland Heights Cottages
Tiny Town Miniature Golf

Evans Signs:
Green Mill Tavern

El Rancho Restaurant
Evergreen, CO
The El Rancho Restaurant was established in 1948. This sign may be from then. For more, see this website. [map]

American Legion Post
Flagler, CO
Flagler Liquor
Flagler, CO
This American Legion Post was founded in 1949. This sign might be from then. [map]

The Flagler Liquor store sign was built around 2012. [map]

Thunderbird Inn
Florissant, CO
The Thunderbird Inn bar's rooftop sign might be from the 1950s. It looks like the bird's head revolved originally. [map]

Fort Collins Signs:
Northern Hotel

Fort Morgan Signs:
Gold Crown Lanes
Valley Drive-in

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