More Recent Signs News (Iowa thru Indiana)

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IOWA

This beauty in Belle Plaine, IA with embossed porcelain panels is gone now.  My photo from 2010 — missing at Google Street View in 2016:

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The Plaza Lanes in Des Moines, IA caught fire last year and this incredible, animated rooftop sign was destroyed.  They say they may rebuild it but that’s extremely unlikely.

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This Willie Wiredhand sign in Woodbine, IA disappeared around 2016.  Looks like the location closed.  If you’ve never heard of Willie, here’s info about him:
http://www.reddykilowatt.org/2007/03/22/willie-wiredhand-history/

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IDAHO

The Lytle Signs location in Twin Falls, ID closed.  This sign was moved to one of the warehouse buildings in back of the previous shop:

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The Twin Dragon Restaurant in Boise, ID closed in 2016.  The sign was destroyed during the removal process.  Uff.  I loved this sign:

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ILLINOIS — lots to cry about there.

This Fraternal Order of Eagles sign in Alton, IL is gone now:

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Also gone — this one in Willowbrook, IL.  The bowling alley closed in 2016 and the sign was removed soon after that:

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This Independent Order of Odd Fellows beauty in Collinsville, IL — you guessed it, gone now:

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This one in Evergreen Park — gone.  The bakery closed in 2016 and the sign was gone by 2017.

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In Homewood, IL — this one gone by 2016:

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This one in Streator, IL — still there but disfigured.  In 2009, it looked like this:

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Since around 2016 — “Lamp Lite Room” neon text gone, “Lanes” covered up, and boring paint applied.  At lest the lantern thingie is still there:

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I never got around to shooting this Baptist Church sign in Chicago — what a shame — gone now:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/brulelaker/4125098476/


INDIANA

This sign in Lafayette, IN looked like this in 2010:

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As per Google Street View, by 2017, it was advertising for a used car lot.  The neon is gone but at least it’s kinda sorta still there in spirit:

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This one was in Mishawaka, IN.  By 2017, the store had closed and the sign was gone:

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That wraps up the “I”s.  I’m whipping up another post starting with the “K”s next.

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2 thoughts on “More Recent Signs News (Iowa thru Indiana)

  1. The twin dragons twilight photo is stunning–what a heartbreak to lose this sign. Thankfully you have the stamina and the drive to document these signs before they disappear forever.

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