Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Signs of the Times

Last week, JB Doubtless and I spent a couple of days in the bustling metropolis of Merrill, Wisconsin as part of our annual family reunion. Merrill is a town of about 10,000 souls that straddles the Wisconsin River in the north-central part of the state. We were pleasantly surprised to find a number of architectural items of interest including some vintage signage.

While the Lincoln Lanes building has been updated in recent years, you can see that it once had a classic modern look.

The theater features more of an Art Deco appearance with the font.

And the sleek tiled wall in front front.

This was one of JB's favorite signs.

For my money, the Chip's drive-in logo is hard to top.

No matter where you go there's almost always something interesting to see. As long as you're willing to stop and spend the time to look for it.