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Pike's Hallway Signs

Wednesday, November 02, 2011


Pike’s Waterfront Lodge houses not just guests, but many curiosities as well. Ranging from paintings, to animal mounts, to antiques, there is something interesting to see in just about every corner of the building. One of the most ubiquitous decorations are the colorful event signs lining the hallways and scattered around the hotel. These signs are based on the boldly colored fruit can labels from the early 20th century. Just as those labels proudly displayed the product in the can, so too do these signs advertise the different things to see in and around the Pike’s property. The signs were originally designed and produced to provide a picture narrative of the hotel and grounds during the summer. Because guests in the winter can’t experience the lawns and gardens, the signs serve to show them what the property is like during a different season. They also advertise different things to do and see in the area, such as visiting the Lucky Ducks or the Pike’s Greenhouse.