THROWBACK THURSDAY! Featuring: The Inn At City Park
Even though the Inn at City Park is no longer open for guests, as a private residence, it still graces a beautiful tree-lined avenue in Fort Collins.
The rare 1930’s foursquare structure was transformed into an American farmhouse-styled bed and breakfast, located in a serene park-like setting within minutes of historic Old Town Fort Collins, and a short walk to the campus of nationally recognized Colorado State University. Built in 1935 and updated in 2005 – a refurbishment that complemented the structure’s original era – the Inn at City Park offered five elegantly designed guest rooms. Throughout the structure, hardwood floors highlighted the beauty and craftsmanship of a bygone era. Beautiful landscaping and gardens provided a quiet place to get away from it all. The large, wrap-around porch offered views of the city’s historic park and golf course across the avenue – a lovely setting for conversation, refreshment, or contemplation.
In 2005, Paxton Signs designed the Inn’s two-sided sign to reflect the ornate graphics of the early 20th century. Gold leaf letters commanded the attention of passers-by, drawing the eye in to the streetcar graphic (the original streetcar still operates daily during summer months), the address, and finishing with the bed and breakfast tagline. The background panels were shaped from medium-density signboard and painted to correspond with the Inn’s exterior colors. The gold-leafed letters were hand-carved in high-density urethane. Finally, the streetcar was formed from medium-density signboard, then hand-painted.
Paxton Signs’ more than 37 year history includes hundreds of signs. Some are major monument signs, some small business signs. We’ve created ranch signs, lighted signs, signs made from recycled wood, hand-painted signs, carved signs, vehicle and fleet graphics – a continuous variety of communication art.
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