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Wooden Shoe Restaurant
Holland, MI
Photo courtesy Steve Felder

A great find, the Wooden Shoe Factory and Restaurant sports a marquee in the shape of a shoe. With the traditional Dutch windmill in the background, this should be a planned stop if you're in the Holland, Michigan area.

 

 

Dutch Mill
Gilman, IL
Photo courtesy Don Gardner

Yes, it is the Dutch Mill restaurant of Gilman, IL. Featuring a faux windmill that looks more 2-dimensional than 3, the Dutch Mill is worth a stop.

 

 

Himark Restaurant
Kokomo, IN
Photo and info courtesy Emily Steele

Here's the Himark Restaurant, located in Kokomo, Indiana. This restaurant has been here for quite some time and the sign was recently cleaned up.

 

 

Mayhew's Restaurant
Sandusky, OH
Photo courtesy Emily Steele

Here's Mayhew's Restaurant of Sandusky, OH. It's marquee sits right alongside the building.

 

 

 

 

 

La Hacienda
Indianapolis, IN
Photo and info courtesy Emily Steele


Check out the La Hacienda. It
used to be the "Torch," until recently and has a gigantic sea green torch in the center of the restaurant.

The shape of this restaurant is also a throwback to the mid-century time.

(Far left) The close-up shot of the La Hacienda marquee

 

 

Mike's
Indianapolis, IN
Photo courtesy Emily Steele

Drop by Mike's on the way to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, which is nearby. Check out this old roadside marquee.

 

 

Como's Restaurant
Royal Oaks, MI
Photo courtesy Tony Craig

Here's the marquee for the Como's Restaurant, located in Royal Oaks, MI. Wish the signs were still commonly made like this these days.

 

 

 

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