Michigan Signs (page 7)

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Sherwood Motel [gone]
Waterford, MI
Waterford, MI
Brownie's Diner [gone]
Wayne, MI
The Sherwood Motel opened in 1956. This photo is from 2009. Around 2016, the sign was replaced with a backlit plastic box sign. For more, see this website.

The Highlander Motel sign appeared to be from the 1960s. This photo is from 2007. By 2011, the motel had been renamed the Waterford Motel and the text panel and panels around the supporting sign poles were removed. The vertical "MOTEL" panel and the guy on top in the kilt were also removed. Those were added back around 2023. [map]

Brownie's Diner opened in 1937. The sign was probably from the 1950s or 1960s. This photo is from 2011. The restaurant had been closed since at least 2015. In 2017, the panels were painted black. By 2023, the building and sign were gone.

Town N Country Lanes

Lakeland Motel
Whitehall, MI
The Lakeland Motel opened in 1950. Around 2019, the bottom panel had been replaced with a new one reading "Inn". [map]

John Yurkovich
Auto Sales [gone]
Wyandotte, MI
Michigan Portrait
Studio [gone]
Wyandotte, MI
4 Star Gas
Wyoming, MI
John Yurkovich Auto Sales features a classic Chevrolet OK Used Cars sign. The company opened here in 1983. The sign was obviously updated with the company's name and phone number at that point. It would have looked like this sign originally. This photo is from 2006. This sign was repainted sometime after 2005. Around 2017, the Yurkovich text was replaced with backlit plastic letters for Victory Motors. For more, see this website. [map]

The Michigan Portrait Studio was closed for many years but this sign was still there in 2011 when this photo was taken. It had been around since at least 1950. The woman's profile was missing on the other side of the sign. The sign was gone by 2013.

There were a few of these 4 Star Gas signs in the Grand Rapids area. I believe this is the only one left. The gas station is still operating. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

More Wyoming:
Engel's Jewelers [gone]

Terry Bakery
Ypsilanti, MI
Rapid Shoe Fix
Ypsilanti, MI
The Terry Bakery opened in 1951. This photo is from 2011. The sign was restored by 2014. [map]

The Rapid Shoe Fix sign is probably from the 1950s or earlier. The store is still in business. The elves on the sign look a bit like Palmer Cox's Brownies. [map]

Trojan Laundry & Cleaners
Ypsilanti, MI
Tap Room
Ypsilanti, MI
Trojan Laundry & Cleaners was originally located in Ann Arbor. By 1958, the company had moved to Ypsilanti. This rooftop sign is probably from the 1950s. It is hexagonal in shape with three identical large panels. [map]

The Tap Room opened in 1941 and is still in operation. This sign is probably from then. The bubbles are animated. For more, see this website. [map]

More Ypsilanti:
Great Lakes Skate Center [gone]
Miller Motors
Ypsi-Arbor Lanes [gone]

More Michigan:
Rexall Drug Stores (various cities)
various theatres (various cities)

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