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New Mexico Signs (page 2)

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Delta Bar & Grill [gone]
Espanola, NM
Saints and Sinners
Espanola, NM
Thunderbird Liquors [gone]
Espanola, NM
The Delta Bar & Grill opened in 1949. This sign appeared to be from then. The sign was gone by 2019. For more, see this website.

The Saints and Sinners liquor store and bar opened around 1962 and this sign was installed then. It was repainted sometime after 2010. For more, see this website. [map]

The Thunderbird Liquors sign appeared to be modern. This photo is from 2012. The sign was still there in 2015 but gone by 2016. It is supposedly in storage at a sign shop.

Arrow Motel
Espanola, NM (now Albuquerque, NM)

2012:

2019:
The Arrow Motel sign was probably built in the 1950s. The Indian's bow and two neon arrows were animated. The motel had been vacant for many years and was demolished in 2018. Later that year, the sign was removed. It is now in a private collection. When these photos were taken in 2019, the sign was in the process of being restored. The motel's owners only agreed to part with the sign if it was completely restored to its original condition. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

Wallace
Furniture
Farmington, NM
Farmington
Muffler & Brake
Farmington, NM
Mister Muffler
& Brake Shop [gone]
Farmington, NM
Journey Inn Motel
Farmington, NM
Sage Motel [gone]
Farmington, NM
Wallace Furniture opened in 1941. This sign is probably from then or from the 1950s. The store is gone now but the sign remains. [map]

The Farmington Muffler & Brake sign looked like it might have been from the 1960s or 1970s. For more, see this website. [map]

The Mister Muffler & Brake Shop sign might be from the 1960s or 1970s. This photo is from 2012. The sign was gone by 2018.

The Journey Inn Motel sign was originally painted green and yellow. It was probably built in the 1950s or 1960s. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Sage Motel was located next door to the Journey Inn Motel. The sign was probably from the 1950s or 1960s. The closed motel suffered a fire in 2017 and was demolished in 2020. The sign has been removed.

Whiteway Laundry [gone]
Farmington, NM
Furr's
Farmington, NM
The Whiteway Laundry opened here in 1956. The neon sign was probably from then. The plastic sign was probably added in the 1960s. This photo is from 2017. By 2019, the sign was gone.

This Furr's restaurant is located in a shopping center which I believe was built in the 1970s. The sign on the building appears to be modern. The round sign was probably built at the same time but its design matches that of earlier Furr's signs. This Farmington location is the last one serving food cafeteria style. For more, see this website. [map]

7-2-11 Food Store
Main St.
Farmington, NM
7-2-11 Food Store [gone]
Schofield Ln.
Farmington, NM
The 7-2-11 Food Store chain was established in Farmington in the mid-1950s. 7-Eleven sued for copyright infringement for using the similar name. The company lost the case. There is another one of these pole signs in Gallup, NM. There were also vintage plastic panel versions. The Schofield Ln. location is still there but the sign has been replaced with a modern plastic version. [Main map]

More Farmington Signs:
Atomic Signs [gone]
Chef Bernie's

Handy Andy
Grants, NM
Franciscan Lodge
Grants, NM
The Handy Andy grocery store sign appears to be from the 1950s or 1960s. For more, see this website. [map]

The Franciscan Lodge was built in 1950. The sign with the curved arrow (middle photo) was removed around 2012. The pole sign (left photo) is still there. The third photo shows a sign that is leaning against the side of the building. For more, see this website. [map]

Grants Cafe
Grants, NM (now Albuquerque, NM)
2012: 2019:
The Grants Cafe opened in 1938. This sign was built by Zeon Signs in 1958. In 1998, the sign had blown down and was abandoned in a field several miles away. It was recovered, restored and reinstalled in 2002. The restaurant was closed by 2012. In 2019, the sign was removed. It is now in a private collection.

Roarin' 20's
Grants, NM
Sands Motel
Grants, NM
The Roarin' 20's was originally located at Eddie McBride's nightclub in Albuquerque. The sign is believed to be from the 1950s. When the business closed sometime after 1971, Eddie moved the sign to his father's place, the Sunshine Cafe, Bar, and Dance Hall. The "Eddie's" on the sign was covered up with a plastic panel. In 2014, the building was torn down but the sign remains. The Grants Main Street Project is interested in restoring it. However, the owner wants $50,000 for the sign. [map]

The Sands Motel was built in 1950 and is still in operating. These signs are probably from then. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Stockman's Store
Grants, NM
Los Alamitos Motel [gone]
Grants, NM
The Stockman's Store has been closed for many years but this sign remains. The sign might be from the 1950s or 1960s. The building now houses Rocky's on 66, a gallery and store. [map]

The Los Alamitos Motel sign is probably from the 1950s. The motel was long gone but this sign remained until 2019. It's assumed that it went to a private collector. The sign pole features Zia symbols.

More Grants Signs:
Uranium Cafe
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Albuquerque Gallup

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