Googie Sign

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    Ageing Googie motel sigh -- soon to be demolished -- likely by the end of the week to make way for a small office complex. Location State Street in Orem Utah on the boundry between Orem and Provo.

    Darwin Bell, diastema, and 25 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Lost America ages ago | reply

      Save it for your back yard!!!

    2. Darwin Bell ages ago | reply

      so sad...it should saved, i say!

    3. George D Thompson ages ago | reply

      Just as I'm getting the hang of googie it seems to be disappearing before my eyes. Good job we've got arby to save the image for us.

    4. johntodd ages ago | reply

      Good lord, look at those Rockies!

    5. TakenPictures ages ago | reply

      More please, keep them coming

    6. dreamcicle19772006, ON & OFF ages ago | reply

      Wow! that's a cool sign. I just hope they will restore it if it's taken down. Those rockies are pretty cool too, nice backdrop.

    7. SKY✡VU 114 months ago | reply

      Two of my favorite things in the world, Motels and Mountains. Great capture!

      Me? I'd load it up and take it home as I have done three times in the past with one of these old relics.

    8. arts enthusiast 112 months ago | reply

      Oh, a heartbreaker! I never got to see this place, and it's gone. From what I've been hearing, Utah County has gotten even worse than SL County at preservation (and sadly, that's pretty bad).

    9. Lynne's Lens 106 months ago | reply

      That is quite a photo. Sorry to hear that it's gone now (likely).

    10. RoadsideArchitecture.com 106 months ago | reply

      Here's a photo of this sign being taken down. I assume it wasn't saved, right Arby?
      www.heraldextra.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=69107

    11. arbyreed 106 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the link to the Herald story. You would think that since I'm here in Orem most of the time these days, I would have seen it but no such luck. As far as I know the sign was not saved but it was such a cool sign, I'm sure it went to sign heaven.

      You always amaze me with all the information you provide to all of us on Flickr. It is really appreciated!

    12. arts enthusiast 106 months ago | reply

      Ha ha! I like the concept of a Sign Heaven.

    13. hyperjet 101 months ago | reply

      What a cool sign! Sad to know it is gone. What a shame :(

    14. abouttime2009 72 months ago | reply

      Disapearing America, glad you captured it forever to see

    15. SA_Steve 53 months ago | reply

      Cool! Sorry to hear it is no more, what a shame

    16. classic_film 22 months ago | reply

      Thank goodness you were able to "preserve" this fabulous old sign, may it rest in peace, in your photograph here. Great shot!

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