Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Vintage Sign


There are some really great vintage signs alone Central Avenue.
Here is a little info from there site. "Hiway House was a motor hotel chain founded in 1956 at Phoenix, Arizona by the late Del Webb, a construction magnate who owned the New York Yankees baseball team and later created the Sun City retirement communities. A remnant of the old Hiway House chain is still in operation at Albuquerque, New Mexico."

39 comments:

Olivier said...

tres belle cette enseigne , et la devise de l'hotel est culte ;o)

Allison said...

My husband would stop there for sure... "Sleep is our business!" Poor guy is so tired! :)

AGMPRISMA said...

I like these old things back in time to rock and roll, good movies and a style that's fun.
Greetings.

Kathy said...

I remember these! Thanks for the reminder.

Kate said...

Love the icon of yesteryear on the sign. Old motels certainly are relics of the past; this one is special!

Sharon said...

There's a name from the past, Del Webb. There certainly is a legacy of Webb in and around the Phoenix area. That name also made me think of John F Long. Another prolific builder in the Phoenix area.

Traveling Hawk said...

How nice: Sleep is our business...Some people know to do a business!

Judy said...

This is a great vintage sign.

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

That's a fun, old sign. I enjoy being able to "play tourist" by looking at your photos. I especially like the historical tidbit.

lifeisaroadtrip said...

Now that's interesting! I cannot wait to see more of these signs.

Halcyon said...

Did you stay there?

Magpie said...

Such a happy sign too! I had no idea that Del Webb had his fingers in so many pies.

TexWisGirl said...

wow! had no idea del webb was in the motel business, too. :)

Teresa said...

Wow that sign is really orange and new looking!
Whoever has been responsible for maintenance has done a great job.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I like the way the sign also state that there is 'colour tv' is there any other! Wonderful find Randy.

Jarart said...

I'm glad they have kept the great old sign. I didn't know that about Del Webb. Interesting!

Luis Gomez said...

Great image Randy! Love it.

Ron said...

great sign!

Olga said...

I love this vintage sign. "Sleep is our business" sounds really authentic :)

Eyeliquor said...

Cool capture Randy!
More of this please ;)

Lowell said...

This is why I don't like "vintage" stuff and antique shops. I grew up with all of these things which means I'm "vintage" and an "antique." :-)

We drove Route 66 when traveling from Minneapolis to Phoenix several times and finally moved to Phoenix in 1959.

Stone Creek, where we live now, is a Del Webb community!

VP said...

Wonderful vintage sign and I love the 'Sleep is our business' thing!

Cezar and Léia said...

Funny sign!I think you have always sunny days and a pool is a plus.
I think this sign also reminds me some movie scenery!
Very cool image!
Léia

cieldequimper said...

Oh yes, colour TV! :-)
Love love love this...


Route 66? Well... it's just a huge, huge myth here.

parker said...

Thanks for a good sign shot. Love the vintage and neon signage along Rt.66! Like to see that sign lit up at night!

RedPat said...

I love those old signs! Good one Randy.

NixBlog said...

Really does look vintage! Sounds like ti offers good deals too! :-)

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I enjoy these vintage signs. I hope you show more.

JM said...

I just love these vintage signs. This one is great.

Regina K said...

That has been there my whole life and probably longer....

Michaele said...

Neat that it is still in operation. I don't remember this.

Michelle said...

I love vintage signs. So much more interesting than modern ones.

Ken Mac said...

most excellent !

Jack said...

What a terrific sign, Randy. They don't make 'em like this any more. Interesting to think that this is where Del Webb got his start.

Madge Bloom said...

Love that... I like their slogan...

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

I like that title ... cool looking up !

Nancy Claeys said...

Love those old motels. Great sign.

Lynette said...

Gosh! That's fantastic! I'm so glad you're having fun in Albuquerque.

Alan said...

This is just classic USA for us Europeans. Straight out of the movies. I like the way they are modest enough to say their rooms are only "nice":-)