Thursday, June 25, 2009

Googie in Joplin

Capri Motel in JoplinReturning from a motorcycle rally in Crane, Missouri about a year ago I came across this wonderful sign.

It's a great example of Googie style, with wacky shapes and a classic red flying wing (okay, it's really a chevron). It demands you pull in the parking lot.

The Capri Motel appeared to be intact, but not near as well preserved as this neon sign out front.


What the heck is Googie?
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