Norge Village Laundry & Dry Cleaning Signs (page 2)

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former Spinners Laundromat
Washington, DC
Spinners Laundromat occupied the space when this photo was taken in 2010. There was still a Norge panel sign and a broken Norge Village globe sign. By 2014, the panel had either been covered up or removed. The band on the Norge Village globe sign had been replaced to advertise for "Metro PCS". [map]

Star Deli Food Store
St. Petersburg, FL
Wishing Well Laundry
St. Petersburg, FL
Maitland Coin Laundry
Maitland, FL
Norgetown [gone]
Miami, FL
The Star Deli Food Store now inhabits this former Norgetown. The band was adapted. [map]

The other former Norgetown sign in St. Petersburg was adapted for the Wishing Well Laundry. [map]

The Norgetown sign at the Maitland Coin Laundry lives on. [map]

The Miami Norgetown's striped globe was on top of a pole in front of the store. This photo was taken in 2005. By 2012, the globe sign was gone.

former Norgetown
Largo, FL
former Norgetown [gone]
Largo, FL
former Norgetown
Ocala, FL
The first former Norgetown in Largo shown above has housed a variety of businesses in recent years. It now houses Gulfside Pizza & Subs. This sign is still installed on the store's roof. For more, see this website. [map]

The second former Norgetown globe in Largo above was installed over the adapted sign for Michael's Food Store. By 2014, the band on the Norge globe had been painted to read "Pizza". In 2018, the globe was removed.

This former Norgetown globe in Ocala still had its stripes until 2019 when it was painted blue and the new band was created. The building now houses the Classic Laundromat. [map]

More Florida:
Largo [vintage; gone]
Pensacola [gone]

Norge Village Laundromat
Dalton, GA
2007: 2021:
This Norge Village Laundry globe sign is mounted on the roof. Although the paint had faded and mostly fallen off, the original Norge lettering was still visible on the band around the middle in 2007. In 2020, the band was replaced with one reading Lavanderia and The Laundry Room. The sign was cleaned up, relit, and spinning. Later that year, the building was badly damaged in a fire. It remains closed. [map]

former Georgia Dollar
Decatur, GA
Mary's Coin Laundry
Marietta, GA
2009: 2021: 2009: 2021:
The Norge Village globe sign in Decatur was hidden behind the Georgia Dollar store sign. The building was vacant at that point when this photo was taken in 2009. By 2012, the Georgia Dollar sign had been removed and the band on the globe sign had been repainted to advertise for the new business below, the Atlanta Musicians Exchange (AME). For more, see this website. [map]

This Norge Village globe sign at Mary's Coin Laundry in Marietta could still revolve but the city sign ordinances will not allow it. By 2015, the place had been renamed the Lint N' Buttons Coin Laundry. The text panels were gone but the globe sign was still there. By 2018, the name had been changed to Mary's Coin Laundry. For more, see this website. [map]

former Norge Laundry & Cleaning Village
Coeur d'Alene, ID
The panel sign at this former Norge Laundry & Cleaning Village is still there but painted over a bit. The Norge Village globe sign that was there disappeared between 2007 and 2012. The business is now known as The Cleaners. [map]

former Norge Laundry & Cleaning Village
Boise, ID
This former Norge Laundry & Cleaning Village was built in 1961. The unique rooftop signs on the left and right of the central panel were installed then. The central panel had the standard, three-panel Norge Laundry plastic sign. I assume that there was probably a Norge Ball pole sign as well. The business is now known as the Wishy-Washy Laundromat. The panels shown above have been replaced with new ones but the spears remain. For more, see this website. [map]

Vanity Box [gone]
Chicago, IL
former Norge Laundry
Chicago, IL
Norge Village [gone]
DeKalb, IL
Shop N Save [gone]
Harvey, IL
The Vanity Box, a beauty salon, had adapted this sign. This photo is from 2008. The Norge Village globe sign was still there in 2011 but gone by 2014.

This other former Norge Village Laundry in Chicago was a boarded-up building when this photo was taken in 2009. By 2016, the building was in far better shape and the broken globe remained. [map]

The Norge Village laundromat was replaced with Inboden's Meat Market but the Norge Village globe sign remained for several years. It was one of the best-preserved globes that I have seen. However, it disappeared in 2007.

The Shop N Save Norge Village globe sign was also pretty battered when this photo was taken in 2008. By 2012, it was gone.

Norge Laundry Village [gone]
Rockdale, IL
The Norge Laundry Village sign in Rockdale was an unusual shape. I had not seen one like this anywhere else. This photo is from 2009. By 2011, the sign was gone.

More Illinois:

Ranburn Laundry & Cleaners
Gary, IN
Ranburn Laundry & Cleaners is a former Norge Village Laundry. This location has both a Norge Village globe sign and panel sign. By 2017, the place had closed. The owner was looking for a buyer for the signs. Later that year, the signs were still there but the left panel of the text sign was missing. In 2019, the building was still vacant. The text panel is gone but the globe is still there. [map]

Jackson's Cleaners [gone]
Gary, IN
Glen Park Cleaners
Gary, IN
Hobart Village Cleaners
Hobart, IN
Jackson's Cleaners featured a battered Norge Village globe on the roof. This photo is from 2009. In 2011, the globe was still there minus the band. By 2014, the laundromat and globe were gone.

Glen Park Cleaners's Norge Village globe sign is also installed on the roof. [map]

Hobart Village Cleaners has two Norge Village pole-mounted globe signs with one at each entrance to their lot. I don't know of any other locations that have two of these signs. [map]

Norge Village Laundry [gone]
Vincennes, IN
This Norge Village Laundry opened in 1962. Although there was no Norge Village globe sign here, there were tributes to it on signs inside and outside the store. It's safe to assume there was a Norge Village globe sign here originally. In 2014, a fire gutted the building and destroyed all the signs except for the pole sign. The building and remaining sign are gone now.

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