Tinkerbell Motel Neon - Cherokee, North Carolina, USA.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 35° 29.710 W 083° 18.792
17S E 290177 N 3930417
Quick Description: An artistic sign outside the Pink Motel features a Tinkerbelle Neon, a real piece of Americana. Located in Cherokee, North Carolina.
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 4/21/2015 5:56:01 PM
Waymark Code: WMNQXB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Farkle 7
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Long Description:
A lifesize double sided Neon Tinkerbelle floats in front of the Pink Motel.
It must have been stunning when fully working at night. Alas less than half the tubes are working.

"Cherokee matriarch Lois Queen Farthing opened the Pink Motel in 1953. She wanted it pink because it would prevent the local laundry from mixing up its sheets with the other motels in town. The color spilled over onto its upholstery, tile, and matchbooks. The appearance of Tinkerbell on the Pink Motel's neon sign seems odd, since the famous fairy is traditionally dressed in green, not pink. But Lois's 11-year-old daughter, Lyna, was a big Peter Pan fan (the Disney film had just come out), and wanted the Tinkerbell image. Current Pink Motel manager Faye Ludlum ("Miss Faye") told us that the motel is still pink, although mostly in its exterior and bathroom tiles. "And people just love that sign," she said. "They line up to take pictures. We need to put a bucket out there and collect tips." Tinkerbell Motel Sign - See more at: (visit link)
Business Name: Pink Hotel

Business Type: Motel

Physical Address:
1306 Tsali Blvd, Cherokee, NC

Web Address: [Web Link]

Condition of Neon Sign: Partially Working: Most of the neon still lights up, some tubes are broken/missing.

Visit Instructions:
Please upload a day & night photo of the sign if possible and tell us about its current condition. Is the neon working? How is the paint wearing?
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