Pueblo Signs

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ice cream sign
Pueblo, CO
Jack Armstrong Jewelers
Pueblo, CO
This ice cream sign stands in front of the former Giodone's Dairyette location which opened in 1957. Colorado Best Budz now occupies the property but this sign remains. [map]

Jack Armstrong Jewelers opened in 1952. This sign is probably from then. The diamond on the sign spins. It is supposedly powered by a washing machine motor. For more, see this website. [map]

Klamm's Shell Bar & Cafe [gone]
Pueblo, CO
Scott Office
Products & Cards
Pueblo, CO
Hobbs Linoleum, Tile & Carpet [gone]
Pueblo, CO
This Schlitz sign at Klamm's Shell Bar & Cafe was probably from the 1960s or 1970s. These embossed plastic signs have become even rarer than their neon predecessors. This sign was there in 2012 but gone by 2018. The neon sign is still there.

Scott Office Products & Cards has been here since at least the 1970s. The sign has what appears to be a weathered vinyl covering. There might be a metal or wooden sign panel under it. [map]

Hobbs Linoleum, Tile & Carpet opened in 1952. The store closed soon after this photo was taken in 2012. The sign was removed later that year.

Johnson's Sporting
Goods [gone]
Pueblo, CO
Spangler's Carpets
& Draperies
Pueblo, CO
Pueblo, CO
USA Motel
Pueblo, CO
Masonic Lodge
Pueblo, CO
Johnson's Sporting Goods was established in 1944. This sign might have been built then or shortly after that. The store was later known as Johnson's Sport & Ski. In 2014, the store's building was devastated by a fire. By 2015, the building and sign were gone.

The Spangler's Carpets & Draperies sign was repainted sometime between 2009 and 2011. This photo is from 2012. The sign had neon originally and was probably built in the 1950s or so. [map]

This B.P.O.E., Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, sign is probably from the 1950s. For more, see this website. [map]

The USA Motel sign was likely inspired by the one at the Four Winds Motel in Durango, CO. The USA Motel was built two years later in 1966. Its sign has a similar arrow and backlit plastic letter block panels. [map]

This Masonic Lodge was built in 1882. This sign is probably from the 1950s or so. [map]

Johnson Electric
Pueblo, CO
Sunset Motel
Pueblo, CO
2012: 2023: 2012: 2023:
Johnson Electric was established in 1928. The business moved here in 1944. This sign might be from then or shortly after that. The business is gone but this sign remains. In 2023, it was painted over when a sushi restaurant opened in the building. [map]

The Sunset Motel sign was restored sometime after 2009. The paint has faded considerably since then. For more, see this website. [map]

Coors Tavern
Pueblo, CO
Merrill Axle & Wheel [gone]
Pueblo, CO
Gray's Coors Tavern originally operated as Schaffer's Bar in the early 1900s. In 1934, Adolph Coors partnered with the owners of the bar and it was renamed Johnnie's Coors Tavern. This sign was there by the late 1940s but the panels that are painted blue now were added later. It did not read "Johnnie's" on this sign. There was a separate, smaller rectangular neon sign on the building next door that read "Johnnie's Liquor." That smaller building is still there but is currently vacant. In 1983, the bar became Gray's Coors Tavern. [map]

Merrill Axle & Wheel was established in 1929. This sign was probably from the 1950s. It was repainted sometime after 2009. This photo is from 2012. The round area on the upper right was originally painted as a tire with chasing bulbs. The sign also had neon originally. By 2017, this sign and the freestanding letters on the building were gone. For more, see this website.

Peoples Denver Furniture
Pueblo, CO
Peoples Denver Furniture was established in 1920 and closed in 2012. This sign remains and appears to be from the 1950s. [map]

Neon Alley
Pueblo, CO
The installation of the signs at Neon Alley began in 2013 and new signs are still being added. While the city sign ordinance prohibits the signs from being installed on the street, there are no regulations against them being hung in an alley. The signs belong to Joe Koncilja who has been collecting signs for more than 20 years. He has also commissioned many reproduction signs. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

These Rexall Drugs, Sunoco, Dog 'n Suds, and De Soto Plymouth signs were all mass-produced. I don't know where these signs were originally installed.

The plumbing faucet, parking arrow, and Cafe signs appear to be vintage but I don't know where they came from.

The Flying A Service, Goodyear Tires, and Polly Gas signs were all mass-produced. However, these signs all appear to be modern reproductions. The Greyhound Bus sign might be vintage. The Walter's Beer sign, a local brand, is vintage.

The Rainbow Motors sign is probably a restored local sign. There was a Rainbow Motor Co. in Pueblo.

The Eno's Fine Jewelry sign is a modern recreation of a Pueblo sign. For more, see this website.

The Blue Slipper Cafe sign is a modern sign tribute to a cafe and sign that were located in Pueblo. Instead of a flat panel, this sign was created with a three-dimensional slipper.

The Red's Pawn Shop, Michelin, Corona, Formal Wear and Silver Saddle signs appear to be modern. I don't know if any of them were inspired by other signs. The Michelin and Corona signs were probably just based on non-neon signs or advertising.

The Delta Furniture sign may have come from Lafayette, LA. It still bears the Artkraft Neon Co. name at the bottom.

The Depot Hotel Tavern and Martine's Mexican Foods signs appear to be vintage but I don't know where they were installed originally.

The Wally's Cigars sign came from Los Angeles, CA.

The Haines Drugs Walgreen Agency sign may have come from Waterville, ME.

The Anchor Lounge sign is a modern recreation of this sign.

The Star Line Bus Depot sign appears to be vintage but I have no idea where it came from.

The Steel City Electric sign might be a restored vintage sign or a reproduction. There was a company by that name in Pueblo so it may have been installed in town or based on the original sign.

The Cliff Brice Gas sign appears to be vintage and was probably installed in Pueblo originally. It is a local brand.

The Batman and Robin sign is modern. I don't believe it was inspired by another sign.

The Indianhead Motel sign is a modern recreation of the sign that is in Chippewa Falls, WI.

The Aladdin's sign is also modern. It was based on a bar sign that was half the size and installed in Trinidad, CO.

The neon pencil sign is modern. It was based on the flat Scott Office Products sign (see above).

This modern Veges Shoe Repairing was inspired by the shoe sign that is still installed in Pueblo.

The diving woman sign is a much smaller, modern recreation of the Starlite Motel sign in Mesa, AZ.

The Weakley Equipment Co. sign is a smaller, modern recreation of the sign that was in Memphis, TN and is now in Albuquerque, NM.

The Busy Bee Cafe sign is a modern recreation of the sign that was in Dubuque, IA.

The Only Seafoods Cafe sign is a modern recreation of the sign that was in Vancouver, BC.

The Jimmy Wong's Golden Dragon sign is a modern recreation of the sign that is located in San Diego, CA.

The Atomic Candy sign appears to be reproduction of the sign in Denton, TX which was installed when the store opened in 2012. That sign is still there and I don't believe there have been any other locations.

The Tommy's Burgers sign came from Los Angeles, CA.

More Pueblo Signs:
Greenlight Tavern [map]
Mesa Drive-in
More-Skinny Used Cars
Veges Shoe Repairing

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