Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Blank Sign Covered

Back in May we took a look at an uncovered old neon sign: A. Blank at the corner of Broad and Stone downtown. It had been there a long time.

Now, reader Goggla sends in a photo of the sign's replacement. No neon. Just plastic.

An urban artifact uncovered and then re-covered, to be discovered again one day.


Scout said...

I seem to recall that it's amazingly difficult to get approval to install a new exterior hanging neon sign - that was why the Union Square Cafe kept the pre-existing sign at their place for the first 5 years or so that they were in business.

Laura Goggin Photography said...

It's hard to see in the photo, but there is one neon tube running around the border of the sign. The lettering is all plastic. It's really a shame they didn't use neon for the lettering as that would have looked really good and it could have become an iconic sign itself one day.