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Colorado Signs (page 6)

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Gunbarrel TV [gone]
Monte Vista, CO
I believe Gunbarrel TV opened in 1974. This sign must have advertised for a previous radio & television store. It appeared to be from the 1950s or earlier. The wire screens on both sides of the sign were an early method of protecting the neon tubing. This photo is from 2012. By 2018, the sign was gone.

I.O.O.F.
Montrose, CO
Log Cabin Motel
Montrose, CO
The I.O.O.F., Independent Order of Odd Fellows, sign is probably from the 1940s or 1950s. [map]

The Log Cabin Motel sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

More Montrose Signs:
Chief Motel [vintage; gone]

Studebaker
New Raymer, CO
D.C. Hawkins
Insurance Agency
Paonia, CO
Hunger Shack
Poncha Springs, CO
This Studebaker dealership sign is located behind a barn on a farm. These signs have been reproduced but this one appears to be an original. It originally had neon. [map]

The D.C. Hawkins Insurance Agency sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

This ice cream sign at the Hunger Shack previously advertised for an ice cream stand. The Hunger Shack continues to sell ice cream. The sign might be from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

Ouray Signs:
Ouray Liquor

B.P.O.E.
Rocky Ford, CO
Masonic Hall
Rocky Ford, CO
Curve Motel
Rocky Ford, CO
The B.P.O.E., Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, sign was refurbished at some point and the neon removed. It is probably from the late 1940s or 1950s. [map]

This Masonic Hall sign features backlit stained glass inserts. It may be from the 1940s or 1950s. [map]

The Curve Motel sign was originally painted green and had a AAA logo at the top. It is probably from the 1950s. [map]

High's Liquor
Salida, CO
Benson's Tavern & Beer Garden
Salida, CO
Elks Lodge
Salida, CO
The High's Liquor sign is probably from the 1950s. It originally advertised for the Mountain Motel and had a snowy, mountain scene on top. It was later adapted for Wayne's Liquor. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Benson's Tavern & Beer Garden opened in 2003. Before that, the building housed a Mexican restaurant. This sign was not there now. If the sign is vintage, it came from somewhere else and was adapted for Benson's. [map]

This Elks Lodge sign appears to have been recently refurbished. It is probably from the 1950s or earlier. This is the smallest neon Elks Lodge sign that I have seen. [map]

Circle R Motel
Salida, CO
The Circle R Motel was built in the 1940s or 1950s. There was a different sign there originally. This one is probably from the 1950s. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

More Salida Signs:
Arlie Dale's Jug Liquors

City Liquor
Springfield, CO
Starlite Motel
Springfield, CO
Main Cafe [gone]
Springfield, CO
Rabbit Ears Motel
Steamboat Springs, CO
The City Liquor sign might be from the 1950s or 1960s. It was repainted around 2018. [map]

The Starlite Motel sign is probably from the 1960s. There was a neon sign there in the 1950s. In 2012, the sign was repainted and the corrugated plastic text panels were replaced with flat ones. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Main Cafe is long gone. The building housed at least a couple of other restaurants after that and the sign remained. I believe the building is currently vacant. The sign was gone by 2021.

Rabbit Ears Motel opened in 1953 and this sign is from then. It was originally painted red and green. The gap between the sign's arrow has been filled in with a panel. The bulbs that outlined the arrow were originally sequentially lit. The rabbit's eyes were originally lit with blue neon and flashed on and off, from left to right. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

More Steamboat Springs Signs:
Space Station Gas

First
National Bank
Trinidad, CO
Trinidad Lounge [gone]
Trinidad, CO
Savoy Cafe & Hotel
Trinidad, CO
Hollywood Bar & Cafe
Trinidad, CO
This First National Bank sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. There was probably a clock feature at the bottom of the sign where the LED message board is now. For more, see this website. [map]

The Trinidad Lounge sign might have been from the 1960s or 1970s. The lettering and name appeared to be more modern than that. This sign was still there in 2012 but gone by 2018.

The Savoy Cafe & Hotel appear to be no longer in operation but these signs remain. The signs appears to be from the 1940s or 1950s. For more, see this website. [map]

The Hollywood Bar & Cafe sign might be from the 1950s. [map]

More Trinidad Signs:
Colt Restaurant [gone]
Corral Pawn & Trading Post
Lee's Bar-B-Q

Corine's Mexican Food
Walsenburg, CO
Corine's Mexican Food opened in 1956. This sign appears to be from then. For more, see this website. [map]

Anchor Motel
Walsenburg, CO
Sarti's Bar
Walsenburg, CO
Starlite Inn
Walsenburg, CO
New Century
Walsenburg, CO
The Anchor Motel opened in 1949. For more, see this website. [map]

Sarti's Bar opened in 1971. The neon sign might be older than that and have been reworked. The panel beneath the cocktail glass read "BAR" originally. For more, see this website. [map]

The Starlite Inn sign is probably from the 1950s. The bar has housed Paco's Starlite Tavern since at least 2008. The neon has been missing since at least then. [map]

This neon ice cream sign topper is located at the New Century Chinese restaurant. The restaurant housed a Mexican restaurant in 2007. Surely, this must have been an ice cream stand or drive-in originally. [map]

Fireside Cafe
Walsenburg, CO
2012: 2022:
The Fireside Cafe entrance appears to be from the 1930s or 1940s. The blade sign may have been reworked at some point. Fireside may not be the original name. Does anyone know the history of this place? The business had closed by 2018. By 2021, the sign's neon was removed and replaced with LED rope and the building was still vacant. For more, see this website. [map]

More Walsenburg Signs:
Moon Glow Cafe [vintage; gone]

Applejack Liquor
Wheat Ridge, CO
The Applejack Liquor sign was built around 1963. The store is located in the Applewood neighborhood. These photos are from 2012. Around 2016, this sign became unstable and was removed. In 2018, the sign was reinstalled. The neon letters were replaced with backlit plastic. [map]

More Wheat Ridge Signs:
Vern's Liquors

More Colorado Signs:
Rexall Drug Stores (various cities)

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