Fake Lighthouses (page 1)

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This section of fake lighthouses is organized alphabetically by state. A few "real" lighthouses have been included as well.

Clanton, AL
Paragould, AR
Wickes, AR
Templo Bethel
South Gate, CA
Oxnard, CA
Morro Bay, CA
This Lighthouse Fountain in Clanton is about 30 feet tall. It is located behind the Peach Park market. [map]

This Lighthouse in Paragould stands in front of the Apostolic Lighthouse Pentecostal Church. [map]

The Lighthouse in Wickes is installed in front of the Lighthouse Drive-in. [map]

Templo Bethel features this central lighthouse feature. Does anyone know when this was built? [map]

Fisherman's Wharf has another landlocked shopping center lighthouse. It appears to be used for storage. The shopping center was built in 1977 and the lighthouse was probably built then. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Lighthouse in Morro Bay was built around 1979 as an addition to the house of Gladys Walton, a silent film star. An elevator was built to take her to the top. She passed away in 1993. She also had a Windmill House built nearby. For more, see this website. [map]

More Alabama Fake Lighthouses:
AnchorLight Bed and Breakfast (Crane Hill)

St. Mary's Catholic Church
Sacramento, CA
Gospel Lighthouse
of Arroyo Grande
Arroyo Grande, CA
of the World
Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA
St. Mary's Catholic Church was built in 1947. The lighthouse bell tower is a reference to St. Mary as the "Star of the Sea." [map]

The Gospel Lighthouse of Arroyo Grande is a Pentecostal church. I don't know when it was built. [map]

This faux lighthouse in Los Angeles is located among the cottage-style buildings behind the Crossroads of the World Streamline Moderne building. It was most likely also built in 1936. For more, see this page. [map]

The Lighthouse in Los Angeles is on the corner of the building which now houses Masienda. It was painted like a barber shop pole for the tenant, Alexander's for Hair, when this photo was taken in 2014. Does anyone know what was here originally? The building, including the Lighthouse, was painted black around 2017. [map]

Orick, CA
Oceanside, CA
Marina Del Rey, CA
Cape Cod Cottage
Red Bluff, CA
Totally Kids
Loma Linda, CA
The Lighthouse in Orick stands in front of the closed Lighthouse Christian Fellowship Church. It has been there since at least 1991. For more, see this website. [map]

The Lighthouse in Oceanside is located next to the harbor. It houses a gift shop. [map]

The Lighthouse in Marina Del Rey is located at Fisherman's Village. It houses the Lighthouse Fountain and Grill. [map]

The Cape Cod Cottage building housed an antiques store. The building was vacant when this photo was taken in 2016. Does anyone know what was here originally? [map]

The lighthouse building at Totally Kids was built around 2008. It conceals an oxygen tank. [map]

former Rusty's Pizza Parlor
Santa Barbara, CA
The Rusty's Pizza Parlor building was originally built as the Crab Shack restaurant. In 1995, the restaurant was remodeled as the Keeper's Lighthouse restaurant. This faux lighthouse was built at that time. Rusty's Pizza had been here since 2002. It moved to a new location in 2014. In 2017, the building was demolished, except for the lighthouse feature. The new building houses the Bluewater Grill. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

More California Fake Lighthouses:
Ravenwood Motel & Suites (Klamath)

Clayton Homes
Millsboro, DE
Jacksonville, FL
Ponce Inlet, FL
former Beacon Golf
Panama City Beach, FL
Faro Blanco Resort
Marathon, FL
The lighthouse in Millsboro is located in front of Clayton Homes. Does anyone know its history? This photo is from 2009. By 2012, the lighthouse had been painted white. [map]

The Jacksonville Lighthouse decorates the corner of the First Baptist Church parking garage. It is a replica of the St. Augustine Lighthouse in nearby St. Augustine, FL. For more, see this website. [map]

The Lighthouse Landing restaurant lighthouse is a 35-foot-tall replica of the nearby Ponce de Leon Inlet Light Station. It appears to be a recent construction. This photo is from 2009. By 2016, the building was housing the Hidden Treasure Rum Bar & Grill. [map]

This lighthouse is all that remains of Beacon Golf. It housed the course's office. It is now used by Outlaw Rentals, a scooter a golf cart rental business. [map]

The Faro Blanco Resort lighthouse is 50-foot-tall. The original lighthouse was designed by Les Barrett and built in 1950. It was damaged by Hurricane Donna in 1960. During Hurricane Wilma in 2005, it was damaged beyond repair. From 2014-2015, the Faro Blanco Resort and Yacht Club was built and this replica of the lighthouse was built. For more, see this website. [map]

More Delaware Fake Lighthouses:
Lighthouse Restaurant (Dewey Beach)
Henlopen Lighthouse replica (Rehoboth Beach) [map]

Fisherman Restaurant
Madeira Beach, FL
Murray's Light [gone]
Fernandina Beach, FL
Green's Light
Fernandina Beach, FL
lighthouse house [gone]
Fernandina Beach, FL
The partial lighthouse in Madeira Beach is located on the roof of the Friendly Fisherman Restaurant. The restaurant has been there since 1978 and I think the lighthouse was built then. [map]

Fernandina Beach Lighthouses are residences right on the beach. The lighthouse fascination is a tribute to the nearby, actual Amelia Island Lighthouse.

Murray's Light, a 37-foot-tall replica of it, was built in the 1970s. This photo is from 2009. By 2013, it was gone.

Green's Light is square-ish but still recognizable as a simulated lighthouse. This photo is from 2009. [map]

The other Fernandina Beach lighthouse was located in the backyard of a normal looking house. Its similarity to Green's Light down the road leads me to believe it was designed by the same architect. This photo is from 2009. In 2013, the house was demolished but the lighthouse was still there. By 2017, the lighthouse was gone.

Indian Shores, FL
Public Storage
Winter Park, FL
Lighthouse [gone]
Fort Walton Beach, FL
Tarpon Springs, FL
Lighthouse Lounge
Ridge Manor, FL
The Pub Waterfront Restaurant features this lighthouse on their roof. The restaurant opened sometime in the mid-1960s. [map]

The Winter Park Public Storage was previously a Shurgard Self-Storage location. In 2006, Shurgard's U.S. locations were purchased by Public Storage. Shurgard built lighthouse-accented buildings in Europe and the US. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, and 4. [map]

The Lighthouse in Fort Walton Beach advertised for Rainewhite Realty. It was probably modern. This photo is from 2010. By 2014, the realtor and the lighthouse were gone.

The Lighthouse in Tarpon Springs originally was built for Bill's Light House Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge around 1960. The building has housed the Lighthouse Shoppes since at least 2007. For more, see this website. [map]

Miller's Lighthouse Lounge was built in 1960. This lighthouse is probably from then. [map]

Harbor Cove Apartments
Gainesville, FL
2009: 2021:
The lighthouse in Gainesville stands at the Harbor Cove Apartments development. Around 2015, the lighthouse was painted black and white. [map]

Whale Harbor Restaurant
Islamorada, FL

The Whale Harbor Restaurant originally had a coral-rock covered lighthouse entrance. The White Harbor Marina has been here since 1947 but I don't know when this restaurant was built. The lighthouse entrance was at least there by 1962 when the restaurant was known as the Chesapeake Seafood House. By 2015, the building and lighthouse were gone. By 2018, a new lighthouse had been built for the Seafood Buffet. For more, see this website. [map]

Lighthouse Point
St. Petersburg, FL
former Galley Restaurant
Valdosta, GA
2009: 2020: 2010: 2020:
The lighthouse is located in the Lighthouse Point shopping center. In 2015, the lighthouse was painted with red and white stripes. [map]

The Galley Restaurant building was vacant in 2010. By 2012, the top of the lighthouse-ish building had been transformed into flames for the Mongo restaurant. A couple of other restaurants have occupied the building since then. The flames remain. [map]

More Florida Fake Lighthouses:
Jack's Bait & Tackle (Homestead) [gone]
Boca Chita Lighthouse (Islandia)
Lighthouse & Boat (Sarasota)
various cities

Storm Lake, IA
Lighthouse Rescue
Mission [gone]
Nampa, ID
The Lighthouse in Storm Lake was built in 1992. It is about 36 feet tall and has a flashing white light. [map]

The lighthouse in Nampa was home to the Lighthouse Rescue Mission. I believe it was built in the mid-1990s. In 2013, the organization moved to a new location and it was announced that this building will be demolished. It was gone in 2015.

Lighthouse Point
Yacht Club
Aurora, IN
Crothersville, IN
Harbor Church
Shelburn, IN
Waterfront Plaza
Louisville, KY
The Lighthouse Point Yacht Club lighthouse appears to be a recent construction. [map]

This Lighthouse Tabernacle lighthouse in installed by the road in front of their building. [map]

The lighthouse in Shelburn is located at the Soul's Harbor Church. [map]

Waterfront Plaza features "Twin Lighthouses" with one on top of each identical tower. They were built in the early 1990s and are lit at night. They actually function as true lighthouses since they for orientation by airplanes. Heavy duty lighthouse grade equipment was used in their construction. The beacons are meticulously maintained. For more, see this website. [map]

Kansas Fake Lighthouses:

Baptist Church
Monroe, LA
former Lighthouse for the Blind
New Orleans, LA
This lighthouse at the Lighthouse Baptist Church was built around 2008. It might be used for storage. [map]

The Lighthouse for the Blind remodeled this building in 1924 using the Milneburg Lighthouse as a model for the front. In 1948, the Lighthouse for the Blind moved out of the building. The Lighthouse Glass art gallery occupied this building for several years. By 2019, the building was housing Le Voyage, a Moroccan furniture store. [map]

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