Friday, August 07, 2009

Vintage Avalon


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The boulevard that runs along the shore of West Seattle's Luna Park and Alki Point areas is called Avalon. I saw this wise old Scott owl sign had been salvaged from somewhere and placed appropriately on a cafe facing Avalon Blvd. It would be fun to know where the sign was originally perched, and I am glad to see it continue to add it's whimsical charm at Luna Park.


brattcat said...

Don't you just wonder what that owl has seen?

Anonymous said...

The owl sign is from Avalon Motors, a long- defunct Volkswagen dealership that was on Delridge Way SW in the vicinity of White Center. The building shell might still exist, but the dealership itself closed sometime in the early 1970s if I remember correctly.

Chuck Pefley said...

This would have been from our day with Bibi?

Anonymous said...

Regarding the old owl sign. It came from a Volkswagen dealership on 16th and Roxbury in West Seattle. I used to work there as a mechanic and the sign hung above the used car lot. The dealership closed in 1988. It was called Avalon Volkswagen and was one of the first V.W. dealerships in the Pacific Northwest. It was a great place to work and I still miss the joint.