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Mayflower Motel
Phoenix, AZ
Photos and info courtesy Elgin MacMillan

This sign is located along E. Van Buren in Phoenix, just kiddy corner from Bill Johnson's Original Big Apple Restaurant.

Not quite sure what the name or type of business that was once a this location, but this sign is still rather eye-catching. 10-05


UPDATE 12/08 : The former name of this motel is the Mayflower Motel. According to the website on old Phoenix, this now blank sign may have also been showing off the home of a prior motel. 12-08


Torch Lite Lodge
Yuma, AZ
Photo courtesy Bill Herzog

Yuma is home to this old motel called the Torch Lite Lodge. Check out the shot of the Bubba's sign in the background. 12-06




Update 11/20 : Here are more photos of the Torch Lite Lodge in Yuma, Arizona. This old roadside motel with the A-frame architecture still stands and is still in business along S. 4th Avenue.


Torch Lite Lodge
Yuma, AZ
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
Torch Lite Lodge
Yuma, AZ
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com


Moonlight Motel
Coolidge, AZ
Photo courtesy Gorb70

Here's the marquee for the Moonlight Motel in Coolidge, AZ. Not quite sure what a crown has to do with moonlight, but it works. In a way, the sign looks like it was from an Imperial Motel. 03-06








Tropicana Motel
Yuma, CA
Postcard courtesy Bill Herzog

This postcard shows the Tropicana Motel in its heyday. They still offer kitchenettes but not for $4.00! Here are more postcards from Arizona. 12-06



UPDATE 11/20 : The Tropicana Motel is also along S. 4th Avenue in Yuma, Arizona. The motel is now permanently closed. Word is the motel opened its doors back in 1958 as a popular roadside motel on Yuma's main drag.


Tropicana Motel (Closed) - 1999
Yuma, AZ
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com


The old motel marquee had featured neon at one time not to mention low rates, kitchenettes and a working pool.


Se-Tay Motel (Sign gone)
Casa Grande, CA
Photos courtesy Elgin MacMillan

Here's the Se-Tay Motel and its marquee out front. According to the guy at the front desk, this place was built in about 1951 or 52 and is the oldest motel in town. 12-06

(Far left) A shot of the Se-Tay marquee

(Near left) Yes, the motel is "cooled by refrigeration"

Turns out the motel was built in 1949 by the original owner named Yates. Read Yates backwards and see what that spells.

UPDATE 11/20 : The sign has been painted over completely as seen in Fall 2020. It was a shame to see this vintage sign gone, especially after the City of Casa Grande has been making efforts on a neon sign park recently.

UPDATE : The sign was painted blue with palm trees and an American flag on site. 06-23










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