The building is still there but no longer operating. It's my understanding speaking with the local Historical Society that this was one of the oldest (if not the oldest) and longest operating saloons in the area. It seems to have a colorful history; check out the attached newspaper article from 1944 about the "Pistol Pack'n Mama". There's also a picture of the bar with patrons enjoying a few drinks.I also have some information about the owner who happened to also own the SHELL station next door. This is all in the pictures attached, please check it out. This sign is the smallest of the group I have for sale - approximately 33 inches high, 60 inches long, and 8.5 inches wide. It's a two sided sign. The sign has been completely rewired with new GTO wire and new transformers.
The original neon tubing has been repaired and is two color, red and white. The sign is dated with 1937 on the COIN face, clearly visible in the pictures. The concept of the restoration was to retain the originality but make it safe to use and hang. The sign has a simple wall plug, just plug it into a wall receptacle and you are good to go. The inside structure is good.The sign can be hanged from the top brackets, mounted from the side, or by resting on its bottom. We have lots of other neon signs, some listed already or in the works! Please see our other listings. We can crate this up as needed. We do travel frequently, possibly can bring to you.
We are also willing to hold the sign if needed for pick-up. The item "Vintage Neon Sign, Silver Dollar Saloon, 1930s, Original ALVARADO, CALIF" is in sale since Saturday, December 16, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Advertising\Merchandise & Memorabilia\Signs\Original\1930-69". The seller is "pbell0000" and is located in Union City, California. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.