Tucson Seat Cover Co.
Tucson, AZ Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
This marquee for the Tucson Seat Cover Co. is rather interesting when
you stare at the close-up. Not sure why, but it is.
Somewhere in AZ Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
Looking to grab some cash for cans? Well, this character
looks pretty happy as he walks with one arm towards cashing out a box
of cans. This sign calls out the business Can Depot.
Dog Racing (Sign removed)
Phoenix, AZ Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
This large marquee for the Dog Racing track in Phoenix
is a can't miss sight off the road. Yes, it is this way to the greyhounds.
UPDATE 01/07 : Recently, the greyhound park was sold to the city of Phoenix, for the use of Sky Harbor Airport. The park will be open for about another 5 years, then torn down to make way to parking and extended airport services. The sign was
replaced by a really ugly plain sign and all the
character was lost. The park is still packing them in
though. i do not know the fate of the sign, or if it even it still exists. Light rail construction might have caused the sign to come down. Many thanks to Adam Falk for update. 01-07
Pat's Bicycle Shop
Tempe, AZ Photo courtesy Allen Sandquist
Here's a cool roadside sign for Pat's Bicycle Shop in Tempe, AZ.
Check out the different shapes, colors, and swooping golden arrow that
make up this marquee. Pat's Bicycle opened for business in 1947.
Rich's Hitch Works
Phoenix, AZ Photo courtesy Elgin MacMillan
This old faded out sign is for Rich's Hitch Works in Phoenix, AZ.
Mesa, AZ Photo courtesy Tony Craig
Quite a roadside sight, the Watson's Flowers sign towers
along the busy boulevard in Mesa. Watson's was established in 1933 with the sits origins formerly a gas station. The sign itself is from the 1950's, built by the Paul Millet Sign Co., which also many of the other notable roadside signs in the area.
Mountain Tapes (formerly Navajo Motel)
Holbrook, AZ Photo courtesy Tony Craig
Here's the chieftain from the former Navajo Motel of
Holbrook, right off of the 66.
Douglas, AZ Photo courtesy Devil Doll
Ortega's Shoes in Douglas, AZ still features its old
marquee advertising its shoes. This is the type of stores and signs that
used to be quite prevalent back in the day when folks would go to the
central district for shopping needs.
Flagstaff, AZ Photo courtesy M.C. Morrissey
The Tourist Home is an interesting looking lodging joint, in the
Flagstaff area. It appears that the neon on the marquee for the Tourist
Home has disappeared into the night.