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Americana Lodge
Redding, CA
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn


The Americana Lodge still features its all American colors and bald eagle atop the marquee.

 

UPDATE 12/10 : Here's a shot of the Americana Lodge sign that stands above the roof line facing the street. Many thanks to Tony Craig for most recent photo. 12-10

Americana Lodge
Photo courtesy Tony Craig

 

 

Casa Grande Motel (Closed)
Petaluma, CA
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

The Casa Grande Motel of Petaluma features a decades old sign that appears to be from the 60's.

 

UPDATE 08/12 : The Casa Grande Motel is long gone, having been torn down several years for redevelopment. 08-12

 

 

San Juan Motel (Demolished)
Sacramento, CA
Photo courtesy Sal Garcia

Here's a funky looking sign for the San Juan Motel. This 1940's era motel features a sign that is a flashback to the days when big bold letter strokes and eye catching colors were still in vogue. Apparently the motel did a brisk business back when the State Fair was located nearby at Stockton Blvd and Broadway.

 

UPDATE 09/10 : The San Juan Motel was demolished in April of 2010. According to the Sacramento Bee, the motel had been acquired by the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency in December 2008. 09-10

 

 

Thunderbird Lodge
Redding, CA
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

The Thunderbird Lodge in Redding features a colorful marquee at the street side advertising its services.

 

 

King's Highway Motel
Santa Clara, CA
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

Here's a nice red sign for the King's Hwy Motel in Santa Clara. The arrow still points to the office, though the bulbs don't look like they're all there.

 

 

 

Foothills Motel
Auburn, CA
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

Foothills Motel Auburn CAHere's a close-up shot of the Foothills Motel marquee that towers high alongside Highway 80 in auburn. Not quite sure why a barrel is sitting atop a motel marquee but oh well.


UPDATE 09/10 : Here's a look at another of the Foothills Motel sign in Auburn, this time a shot of a second one that stands tall. 09-10

 

Foothills Motel
Auburn, CA
Photo courtesy Jim Zahniser

 

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