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Idaho Signs (page 2)

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China Gate [gone]
Coeur d'Alene, ID
The China Gate was damaged by a fire in 2008. The restaurant closed and the sign is now in a private collection.

Paul Bunyan Pak-Out
Coeur d'Alene, ID
2008: 2016:
The Paul Bunyan Pak-Out was built around 1954 as Louie's Inn & Out. This sign was installed then. It is about 20 feet tall. The restaurant was rebuilt in the 1990s. The sign was repainted around 2011. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

More Coeur d'Alene Signs:
Brunswick Cafe & Tepee Room [vintage; gone]
Lake Drive Motel [map]
State Motel [sign gone]
Topper Too [vintage; gone]

Filer Signs:
Meats

Chinden Business Park
Garden City, ID
Sun-Liner Motel
Garden City, ID
The Chinden Business Park sign appears to be from the 1960s. [map]

The Sun-Liner Motel was built in 1958 and was remodeled in 1965. This sign was originally installed on the roof. For more, see this website. [map]

More Garden City Signs:
Lazy J Tavern [gone]

Redford Motel
Glenns Ferry, ID
DeRail Bar
Glenns Ferry, ID
Koffee Kup Cafe
Hammett, ID
The Redford Motel sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. For more, see this website. [map]

The DeRail Bar was established in 1887. This sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

The Koffee Kup Cafe is long gone but this sign remains. It is probably from the 1950s. [map]

Grant Signs:
Grant Gas & Groceries [gone]

Homedale Signs:
Owyhee Lanes

Chesbro Music Co.
Idaho Falls, ID
Evergreen
Gables Motel
Idaho Falls, ID
Paramount
Theatre
Idaho Falls, ID
Carstens' Bakery
Idaho Falls, ID
Farrell's
Auto Upholstery
Idaho Falls, ID
The Chesbro Music Co. was established in 1911. This sign is probably from the 1950s. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Evergreen Gables Motel was built in 1946. This sign appears to be from the 1950s. The units are now used for apartments and the sign is no longer lit. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

This swirl sign was once part of the Paramount Theatre marquee which was built in 1929. The theatre closed in the late 1980s. In 1997, the building was restored to its original 1919 look when it was known as the Colonial Theatre. This swirl was moved to a corner location when the marquee was removed. It is lit when there are special events at the restored theatre, now known as the Willard Arts Center. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, and 4. [map]

Carstens' Bakery was established in 1968. This sign may be from then. [map]

Farrell's Auto Upholstery has been around since 1959. This sign may be from then or the 1960s. The business is gone but the sign remains. [map]

North Hi-Way Cafe
Idaho Falls, ID
The North Hi-Way Cafe opened in 1934. These signs are probably from the 1950s and/or 1960s. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Stinker
Idaho Falls, ID
This Sinclair gas station is paired with a Stinker convenience store. Farris Lind opened the first Stinker gas station in Twin Falls, ID in 1936. The name "Stinker" was derived from competitors who were angry about his low prices. The skunk mascot was named Fearless Farris. This sign appears to be modern. The skunk in the older signs had an animated tail like this one. For more, see this website. [map]

Saving Center [gone]
Idaho Falls, ID
The Saving Center closed in 2008. In 2013, the building was being readied for demolition. By 2014, the building and rooftop sign were gone. The parking sign remains. For more, see this website.

former Paris Cafe
Idaho Falls, ID
2008: 2022:
The Paris Cafe, a Chinese restaurant, became the London Cafe in 2008. By 2011, Yummy House was in the space. All of the sign panels were replaced except for the central neon pagoda. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

More Idaho Falls Signs:
Farr's Candy Co.
Royal Shoe Shop [gone]
Scotty's Drive-In
Union Market

Inland Lounge
Kellogg, ID
Sunshine Bar & Cafe
Kellogg, ID
2008: 2022: 2008: 2022:
The Inland Lounge sign might be from the 1950s or 1960s. The sign was restored around 2017. [map]

The Sunshine Bar & Cafe was built next door to the Sunshine Motel in the 1950s. This sign is from then. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Cold Springs Winery
King Hill, ID
Lava Spa Motel
Lava Hot Springs, ID
This giant wine bottle and glass sign advertises for the Cold Springs Winery in Hammett, ID from a hillside next to I-84. It was installed sometime between 2009 and 2012. The bottle is about 30 feet tall. [map]

This Lava Spa Motel sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. For more, see this website. [map]

Tumbling Waters Motel
Lava Hot Springs, ID
2014: 2022:
The Tumbling Waters Motel sign was probably built in the 1950s. It appears that the neon water was lit sequentially. The motel was demolished in 2020. The sign was gone by 2021. In 2022, the sign turned up on private property where it is visible from the road. [map]

Lewiston Signs:
AFL-CIO [map]
BoJack's Broiler Pit [map]
Hillary Motel
Lewiston Morning Tribune

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