It may be the last day of the week, but never fear, the weekly neons have arrived! I just returned from a short vacation to Indiana. While it may not sound like a vaction spot to many, I have to say it was amazing walking through a town founded in 1808 that still retained many of its original buildings! For any lovers of U.S. history, southern Indiana is actually a great spot.
But now that I am back on Tokul soil, it’s time to shift the focus back to Washington’s history… And it’s way-cool neons!
Ivar’s Fish Bar; Seattle, Washington
Some of you may remember the main Ivar’s sign featured in the second installment of this series. This nautical neon also comes from the waterfront Fish Bar in downtown Seattle, hanging proudly above the outdoor eating area, which is popular with resident humans and seagulls.
Blue Moon Tavern; Everett, Washington
Not to be confused with the famous U-District bar in Seattle, the history of this tavern is much harder to come by. The Blue Moon opened on Colby Street sometime in the 1940s. It moved to its present location in 1960.
Viking Restaurant; Stanwood, Washington
Located in a great 1960s Viking-ship-shaped strip mall, this restaurant probably opened sometime in the 60s. It passed through the hands of several owners in the past decade or so before closing in 2015. As far as I can tell, the restaurant has been vacant since then, but it still has all of its neat original neon signs.