When we visited Shaw Nature Reserve last month, I was very excited to see that a vintage road sign I remembered seeing years ago was still there, and this time, I had the opportunity to take a picture of it!
vintage road signs
Lake Eufaula Motor Lodge
I saw a second vintage road sign on our trip, also for a defunct motel…the Lake Eufaula Motor Lodge in Eufaula, AL. It’s a little worse for the wear, but that only enhances the vintage feel!
I’m always on the lookout for vintage road signs when we travel, and I’m lucky to have seen this one for the Fountainbleau Inn in Myrtle Beach, because the hotel is in the process of being torn down. It seems to have a somewhat sketchy history, but the sign is still cool!
Auto Seat Covers
Just when I thought I’d found all the cool vintage road signs in St. Louis, I stumbled across Auto Seat Covers on Gravois!
The Chuck Wagon
One more road sign from Fairview Heights. This isn’t as vintage as some, but it’s fun, so I’m including it.
French Village Motel
This vintage road sign is more subtle than most, but I love the details at the top!
I found some local vintage road signs that I didn’t even know existed on St. Clair Avenue in the Fairview Heights area! The first one (and my personal favorite) is the Trailway Motel.
Markel Family Virtual Getaway–Day Six
Here we are, already at the end of our virtual vacation. After packing up the car, we had one more stop planned before we hit the road…a tour of Wrigley Field! (Pardon the blurry photo…it’s a picture of a not great picture I took in college!)
After visiting the Friendly Confines, we would have made our way to Rainbow Cone to enjoy the ice cream treat they’re famous for:
I love driving through the Beverly neighborhood of Chicago…there are so many cool vintage signs!
The final stop of our Memorial Day Weekend trip is always a meal at Portillo’s, where I get the Italian beef, dipped, of course!
And then home sweet home…no matter how much fun we’ve had, it’s always nice to pull into our driveway (and begin the process of doing all of our vacation laundry!).
This sign at the old Hollywood Motel in Southgate, MI, reminds me a lot of the sign I photographed at the Greenway Motel in the Highland, IL, area last fall. It doesn’t have neon (although maybe it once did), but it does have a great retro shape and colors.
James M. Nederlander Theatre
The Chicago Theatre sign may be the most iconic in the Windy City, but there are other cool theaters in Chicago with photo-worthy signs, like the James M. Nederlander Theatre. Actually, until recently, this was the famous Oriental Theatre, so while this may not be a true vintage sign, it is an homage to the original!