New Mexico Signs: Albuquerque (page 3)

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private collection
Albuquerque, NM
The signs shown above are part of a private collection belonging to Carlos Garcia. He has many other signs from Albuquerque and elsewhere. The signs are displayed inside the event center at Glorieta Station. Other signs are still stored in the parking lot next door. Some of these signs will be displayed in a nearby small sign park which is expected to open in 2020.

The Johnson's Garage sign and the Weakley Equipment Co. signs were part of the Vernon Walker collection which was auctioned off in 2015.

The Jack's Liquor Store sign is from Albuquerque. It was purchased in 2018 and was completely missing its paint at that point. It was fully restored by 2019.

The Liquorette Drive-in sign was originally installed in Rantoul, IL.

The Wolf Cycle Shop sign was originally installed in Manitowoc, WI.

The Red Steer sign was originally installed in Portland, OR.

The Value Rated Used Car signs were mass-produced for Oldsmobile dealerships. Safe Buy used Car signs were produced for Lincoln-Mercury dealerships.

OK Used Car signs were produced for Chevrolet dealerships. The Guaranteed OK Used Car sign was previously part of the Bob McDorman Chevrolet collection.

The Rooms sign is a pre-neon, perforated metal backlit sign. The Town Lodge sign was installed in Albuquerque. The Yucca Motel and Golden Spread Grill signs came from Vaughn, NM.

The rusted archer sign was installed at the Robin Hood Inn in Albuquerque. Fred Jones Lincoln-Mercury had multiple locations in Oklahoma.

In addition to the signs shown above, Garcia's collection also includes a National Animated Sign Co. bellhop sign, Federal Electric sectional hotel and drugs signs, a Sputnik sign, a Dog n Suds sign, and a car sign. There are also Albuquerque signs from Rupert Plumbing, the Ponderosa Mobile Home Haven, the Kurt's Camera Corral, and the Cavalier Motel.

There are other signs from New Mexico including the Santa Fe Lodge from Santa Fe, NM, the Sahara Cafe from Santa Rosa, NM, the Arrow Motel from Espanola, NM, the Grants Cafe from Grants, NM, and the Cactus RV Park from Tucumcari, NM. There are signs from other states including the bottom part of the Sports Bowl sign from Middletown, OH.

More Albuquerque Signs:
Covered Wagon Court [vintage; gone]
former Fiesta Lanes
Hiway House Motel
Holiday Bowl
Lucky Boy Restaurant
Mac's La Sierra Coffee Shop
Pinon Motel
Range Cafe
Rupert Plumbing

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