Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Nu-Way Cleaners

 

Nu-Way Cleaners, 1419 Florence St, Aurora, Colorado (undated photo courtesy of the Shorty Hanger collection and scanned by Todd Matuszewicz)

This building is currently home to DAVA (Downtown Aurora Visual Arts) and next to the newly remodeled Cerebral Brewing taproom at Colfax and Florence. Unfortunately, the sign is long gone.

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Monday, March 8, 2021

Tipsy Tiger

Tipsy Tiger, 6000 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, 1975

Other signs and businesses include Hadley Music, Skelly Gas, Wild Bills, Empire Olds, Colfax National Bank and Chevron.

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Blake's Auto Repair

Blake's Auto Repair, 15611 East Colfax Avenue, Aurora, Colorado (undated photo courtesy of the Shorty Hanger collection and scanned by Todd Matuszewicz)

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Cozy Cafe

 

Cozy Cafe, 9742 East Colfax Avenue, Aurora, Colorado (undated photo from the Shorty Hanger collection and scanned by Todd Matuszewicz)

Friday, March 5, 2021

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Sly's Court

 

Sly's Court, 14715 East Colfax, Aurora, Colorado (undated photo courtesy of the Shorty Hanger collection and scanned by Todd Matuszewicz)

Sly's Court is listed under "Motels" in the 1954 Denver Yellow Pages. A mobile home community called Hillcrest Village now appears to be located near this spot.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Blue Sky Motel

 

Blue Sky Motel, 6205 West Colfax, Lakewood, Colorado, 1980s(?) (photo courtesy of Sophia Bozio and Maria Macke)

Pictured is motel owner Michael Bozio standing beneath the original Blue Sky Motel sign.

The Blue Sky Motel was demolished in March, an event that was mourned by fans of these vanishing vintage roadside fixtures. The sign was saved by Heritage Lakewood and is in storage awaiting display.

Monday, March 1, 2021

Aurora Fox Theater

Courtesy Save the Signs
 
Aurora Fox Theater, East Colfax, Aurora, Colorado, 1956

PHOTO CAPTION: Former manager Ralph Roe wishes Jack Flemming good luck as the new manager of the Fox-Aurora Theatre. Roe has been transferred to Laramie, Wyoming. Flemming, right, has represented Fox Inter-Mountain Theatres for the past ten years, having managed theatres in Denver, Las Vegas, New Mexico, and Walsenburg, Colorado. His Denver assignments were at the Rialto, Webber, Bluebird, Centre and comes to Aurora directly from the Ogden, where he has been manager for the past year.