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Lincoln Motel
Chicago, IL
Photo courtesy Devil Doll

The Lincoln Motel in Chicago, IL features a marquee that stands out at night with its neon all lit up. 10-04

 

 

Patio Motel
Chicago, IL
Photo courtesy Devil Doll

Here's a shot of the Patio Motel marquee all lit up. The Patio advertises its them of "an adventure in living." Hopefully, it's a good adventure. 10-04

 

 

 

 

Winesburg Motel
Clyde, OH
Photo and info courtesy Richard Weiss

The blue neon blinks on and off on the marquee for the Winesburg Motel in Clyde, OH. 03-07

 

 

Gateway Motel (Removed)
Oak Lawn, IL
Photo and info courtesy Bruce R. Cassi / 2004

The Gateway Motel celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2004. To celebrate, the owners had new landscaping added in front and removed this classic neon sign. A plain and simple backlit plastic sign with advertising space underneath was erected on the opposite side of the property. Except for some minor fading in the paint, the neon sign was in perfect working order when it was taken down. 04-07

 

 

Tangiers Motel
Chicago, IL
Photo and info courtesy Bruce R. Cassi / 2000

The Federal Sign Company created this Arabian themed sign for the Tangiers Motels located in Chicago on Archer Avenue. Notice the " Fire Proof " notation on the bottom of the sign. 06-07

 

 

Hart Motel (Removed)
Marion, IN
Photo courtesy Alan Culley

The Hart Motel in Marion, IN was memorable in that its neon marquee was multicolored and featured a snaking arrow. Unfortunately, this sign, like many others in Marion, has been removed. 06-07

 

 

 

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