Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Entrance North Side

Globe Hotel, 1911

Recent demolition of the old Oregon Mountain Community building on the corner of NW Naito Parkway and Couch unveiled this "Entrance North Side" sign on the 1911 Globe Hotel at NW 1st and Couch. The OMC building was constructed in 1967 so this sign probably pre-dates that, as this appears to be an outdoor sign. There's also a fragment of a sign that appears to have been cut into by the second-floor door and painted over with the green paint. Hard to tell what that might have once said.


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Flying A Service

The Flying A Service sign on SE McLoughlin just north of Tacoma is visible again. For years it was covered by a sign for a hobby shop in the building but that shop is gone, along with their sign. The Flying A Service sign, nicely weathered after decades in the elements, is visible both north- and southbound.


Monday, April 4, 2011


This old sign looks like it may have once been a "Nolan Rexall Drug" sign. It was spotted December 2010 on the side of the Woodstock Wine & Deli shop at SE 40th and Woodstock.