Posts tagged ‘utah’

Granite Furniture – Sugar House, UT

Right in downtown Sugar House is this beautiful sign. Last time I was there it wasn’t lit and I have heard that the future of the building is somewhat in question.

April 18, 2009 at 1:39 pm 1 comment

Star Noodle – Ogden, UT

The Star Noodle on 25th St in Ogden UT has been a favorite of mine for quite some time. I once stopped in and talked to the owner who told me the restaurant was opened in the early 40’s by his father & uncle. They were both Japanese and opened the restaurant as Chinese to avoid any problems that might have occured because of WWII. I understand that the sign is now gone.

The amazing things about this sign is that it was 3-D, not just a flat two-sided sign. The fire/tongue was animated and the eyes flashed. The number of colors and the shear size of the sign was staggering. I hope that it can be restored and displayed somewhere soon.

February 11, 2009 at 6:46 am 8 comments

Brooks Fabrics – Bountiful, UT

I stumbled upon this one while I was looking for a thrift store.  If I remember correctly, Brooks has been in business since the 50’s and it’s located at 220 N Main in Bountiful, UT. I was very happy to get these photos right at dusk. I snapped these in Jan of ’08

February 9, 2009 at 6:43 pm Leave a comment

Alta View Motel Cafe – Sandy, UT – gone

I snapped this one several years ago on State Street, a major road that runs through Salt Lake City and points south. This one is in Sandy. There was no building at the time, just a bunch of trees and this sign. Last month I drove past again and now the trees are gone and they are clearing the land for some new development.

The utility pole was so close, there was no way to capture the sign alone.

Here is the back side of the sign

November 12, 2008 at 7:31 pm 1 comment

Alana Motel – Clearfield, Ut – gone

I snapped this one in 2003 in Clearfield, UT. The Motel is still there, but sadly they replaced this sign with a generic plastic one.  In this picture, some of the sign had already been replaced so that ALANA and MOTEL were plastic, but the still had the neon arrows.

November 8, 2008 at 8:24 pm Leave a comment


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