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Colorado Signs (page 3)

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Golden Burro Cafe and Lounge
Leadville, CO
The Golden Burro Cafe and Lounge opened in 1938. In the 1940s, the bar was moved down the block. This sign may be from the 1940s or 1950s. For more, see this website.

Pastime Club
Leadville, CO
Manhattan Bar
Leadville, CO
Masonic Lodge
Leadville, CO
Gold Crown Lanes
Fort Morgan, CO
D.C. Hawkins
Insurance Agency
Paonia, CO
The Pastime Club and Manhattan Bar signs might be from the 1930s or earlier.

This Masonic Lodge was built in 1910. The glass globes on this sign appear to be in perfect shape and might indicate they are modern replacements.

The Gold Crown Lanes opened in 1960 and this sign is probably from then.

The D.C. Hawkins Insurance Agency sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s.

Western Motel
Gunnison, CO
W Cafe
Gunnison, CO
Safeway
Gunnison, CO
The Western Motel sign is probably from the 1950s. It was originally installed much closer to the ground. The painted over piece at the top of the sign originally had a "AAA" endorsement. For more, see this website.

I believe the W Cafe sign is from 1958.

The Safeway sign is probably from the 1960s. Just about all of these signs have been replaced with more modern ones. This store is still open.

More Gunnison Signs:
Roto-Sphere

Weiss Cleaners
Alamosa, CO
Safeway
Alamosa, CO
High's Liquor
Salida, CO
Elks Lodge
Salida, CO
The Weiss Cleaners sign was probably built in the 1950s. For more, see this website.

This Safeway parking sign is probably from the 1960s or 1970s.

The High's Liquor sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s.

This Elks Lodge sign appears to have been recently refurbished. It is probably 1950s or older. This is the smallest neon Elks Lodge sign that I have seen.

Circle R Motel
Salida, CO
Arlie Dale's Jug Liquors
Salida, CO
The Circle R Motel was built in the 1950s. This sign appears to be from then. This photo is from 2012. The sign was repainted in 2013. For more, see this website.

The Arlie Dale's Jug Liquors opened in 2004. The Arlie Dale's Jug letters were added to the sign then. The sign appears to be 1940s or earlier. It originally advertised for Dikkins Liquors. It later became Jug Liquors until it closed in 2001.

KOA Loma Linda
Kampground & Motel
Cotopaxi, CO
I.O.O.F.
Montrose, CO
Log Cabin Motel
Montrose, CO
The KOA Loma Linda Kampground & Motel sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. There is a similar sign in Pagosa Springs, CO. For more, see this website.

The I.O.O.F., Independent Order of Odd Fellows, sign is probably from the 1940s or 1950s.

The Log Cabin Motel sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. For more, see this website.

Dutch Mill Cafe
Antonito, CO
Hugo Liquors
Hugo, CO
King's Court Motel
Loveland, CO
The Dutch Mill Cafe sign is probably from the 1950s.

The Hugo Liquors sign was built in 1952. It is lit at night.

The King's Court Motel was affiliated with the Best Western motel chain from the beginning. The crown with bulbs on top of the sign was mass-produced for Best Western. This sign is probably from the 1950s. It was originally red and navy with a gold crown. It is lit at night. For more, see this website.

Gunbarrel TV
Monte Vista, CO
Howard's Sporting Goods [gone]
Cortez, CO
Tomahawk Motel
Cortez, CO
Cork 'n Bottle
Cortez, CO

I believe Gunbarrel TV opened in 1974. This sign must have advertised for a previous radio & television store. It appears to be from the 1950s or earlier. The wire screens on both sides of the sign was an early method of protecting the neon tubing.

Howard's Sporting Goods opened in 1959. The store closed around 2006 when this photo was taken. These signs are gone now. [photo thanks Dwight Warren]

The Tomahawk Motel was originally known as the Tomahawk Lodge. This sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

The Cork 'n Bottle sign is probably from the 1950s. For more, see this website. [photo thanks Dwight Warren]

Corine's Mexican Food
Walsenburg, CO
Corine's Mexican Food opened in 1956. This sign appears to be from then. It is lit at night. For more, see this website.

Anchor Motel
Walsenburg, CO
Sarti's Bar
Walsenburg, CO
Fireside Cafe
Walsenburg, CO
The Anchor Motel opened in 1949. For more, see this website.

Sarti's Bar opened in 1971. The neon sign might be older than that and have been reworked. For more, see this website.

The Fireside Cafe entrance appears to be from the 1930s or 1940s. The blade sign may have been reworked at some point. Fireside is probably not the original name. Does anyone know the history of this place? For more, see this website.

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