Nevada Signs (page 1)

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Owl Club and Casino
Battle Mountain, NV
The Owl Club and Casino opened in the late 1880s. The signs have been here since at least the 1960s. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, and 4. [map]

More Battle Mountain Signs:
Bell Court Motel [map]

Beatty Signs:
parking sign [gone]

Sands Motel
Boulder City, NV
The Sands Motel was built in 1951. This is probably the original sign. In the 1960s, the sign was painted red. It was later painted brown. It was painted yellow sometime after 2011. This photo is from 2017. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Boulder Bowl [gone]
Boulder City, NV
Coffee Cup
Boulder City, NV
Desert Inn
Motel [gone]
Boulder City, NV
Mel's Diner [gone]
Boulder City, NV
This Boulder Bowl sign appeared to be from the 1950s. There was evidence of plugged neon tubing holes on the panels. This photo is from 2006. Sometime between 2009 and 2011, a new sign with plastic panels replaced this one. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Coffee Cup Cafe space was originally occupied by the "Green Hut" in the 1930s and 1940s. For many years, it was known as "Harry's Cafe". It briefly went by the names of "Happy Days" and the "50s Cafe". When the Coffee Cup owners moved to this location, the restaurant was not allowed to bring the sign with them. Hence, this vertical sign was amended to reflect the name change. The fašade's neon "Harry's" sign is now gone. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, and 4. [map]

The Desert Inn Motel sign originally advertised for the Black Canyon Motel. I believe it was built in the 1950s. In 2011, the sign appeared to have been blown down and damaged. It was replaced with a plastic sign. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

Mel's Diner was originally "Browder's Lunch" which opened in 1931 as the first restaurant downtown. It became "Browder's Coffee Cup" and this sign was created. The sign was reworked for Mel's. Mel's closed around 2014. This sign was removed in 2015 and will supposedly be restored and reinstalled. The sign's pole was still there in 2018. For more, see this website. [map]

Bob's All Family Restaurant
Boulder City, NV
El Rancho Boulder Motel
Boulder City, NV
2006: 2017: 2006: 2017:
Bob's All Family Restaurant was originally known as Bob's Cafe in the early 1950s. By the late 1950s, it went by the name of Bob's Chicken Shack Restaurant. In 2009, the Bob's neon lettering was removed and the sign was painted red. The restaurant is now known as the Southwest Diner. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The El Rancho Boulder Motel opened in 1953 and this sign was installed then. In 2008, the sign was knocked over by high winds. It was restored for approximately $55,000. The AAA plastic panel beneath the sign was removed at that point. The AAA oval on the main sign was also repainted. The sign is about 20 feet wide by 20 feet tall. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

More Boulder City Signs:
Nevada Inn

Carlin Signs:
State Inn Cafe

Family Restaurant
Carson City, NV
Frontier Motel
Carson City, NV
Heidi's Family Restaurant was known as the Dutch Mill Restaurant when it opened in 1935. The building was shaped like a windmill. That building was still there in the 1950s but it is gone now. This Heidi's sign appears to be from the 1960s. The blades on the windmill turn. [map]

The Frontier Motel opened in the 1950s and this sign is from then. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Carson City Nugget
Carson City, NV
The Carson Nugget opened as the Carson City Nugget in 1954. The facade and sign looked entirely different from what is there today. This 1960s view shows a different look as well. For more, see this website. [map]

Cactus Jack's Senator Club
Carson City, NV


Cactus Jack's Senator Club opened in 1955 as the Senator Club. It was renamed Cactus Jack's Senator Club in 1971. I believe these signs are from then. The Senator's right arm originally moved up and down. Sometime between 2009 and 2011, the sign was restored and repainted different colors. For more, see this website. [map]

Tahoe Biltmore
Crystal Bay, NV
The Tahoe Biltmore was built in 1946. This sign was built in 1962. It is believed to have been inspired by the Space Needle in Seattle which was built the same year. For more, see this website. [map]

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