Boise Signs

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Pioneer Company
Boise, ID
Crooked Bar Tavern
Boise, ID
Artsmith's Jewelers
Boise, ID
This Pioneer Company sign is installed on the roof of the Pioneer Tent Building. The building is from 1910 but the business is long gone. The sign, or a likeness of it, has been on the roof since at least 1918. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Crooked Bar Tavern opened in 1956. This sign may be from then. This photo is from 2014. By 2017, the bar had become the Suds Tavern. The sign's top panel was repainted to read "Suds". The neon and bulbs have all been removed. [map]

Artsmith's Jewelers opened in 1948. This sign appears to be from the 1960s. The neon diamond ring might be older. The diamond used to revolve. For more, see this website. [map]

Grandview Motel
Boise, ID
The Grandview Motel sign is probably from the 1940s or 1950s. [map]

Boulevard Motel
Boise, ID
Around 2004, the Boulevard Motel has been converted into apartments. The sign is probably from the 1940s or 1950s. For more, see this website. [map]

American Cleaning Service Co.
Boise, ID
The American Cleaning Service Co. opened in 1949. This double-sided sign revolves. I don't know when it was built but it looks fairly modern or it may be a replica of an earlier sign. [map]

Skyvue Grill
Boise, ID
Cabana Inn
Boise, ID
The Skyvue Grill opened in 2013. This sign was built then. The building was built in 1957 for an Arctic Circle drive-in. In 2017, the place closed and the building was demolished. Around 2018, the sign was adapted to read "Skyvue Center" and new stores were built on the lot. [map]

The Cabana Inn sign was installed in the late 1950s or 1960s. Originally, the hat was painted black and the plastic letters read "MOTEL". The open channel letters and the hat's outline are lit with red neon. The plastic panel is still backlit. The plastic tassels were probably internally lit originally. [map]

Boise, ID
Creamer Heating
& Air Conditioning
Boise, ID
This Veltex sign stands in front of the Veltex Building. The building was built in 2002 on the former site of a 1936 Veltex gas station. The gas station had been closed since 1991. The neon sign from the station was saved and restored. [map]

Creamer Heating & Air Conditioning was founded in 1942. These signs might have been installed then. The business is long gone but these signs remain. [map]

Pengilly's Saloon
Boise, ID
The Pengilly's Saloon sign is modern. It was installed sometime after 2012. [map]

Twin Dragon [gone]
Boise, ID
The Twin Dragon opened in 1965. This sign appeared to be from then. The restaurant closed in 2016. The sign was destroyed during the removal process.

sign collection
Boise, ID
The signs shown above are part of Vangie Osborn's vintage sign collection from Boise businesses. She has been looking for years for a space to install them and funds to restore them. In 2014, she reached an agreement with the Idaho State Historical Museum to restore and display the signs. For more, see this website.

More Boise Signs:
Al Russell Sport Center [gone]
Hawkes Motors
Idaho Electric Signs
Jim's Appliance
Olympic Hotel
Torch Lounge
Vista Maytag Laundry

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