Neon Sign Museum
From Atlas Obscura: An outdoor installation of 20 vintage signs that once hung in front of businesses throughout town.
Edmonton, Alberta, is the largest city this far north in Canada, and the nights are very long and dark in the wintertime. As such, locals love their lights at night, and colorful neon signs were a popular way to mark the storefronts throughout town.
The outdoor Neon Sign Museum was created as a collection of 20 vintage neon signs that have historic significance to the town.
Are We There Yet? Preservation of Roadside Architecture and Attractions
From NCPTT: The proceedings for Are We There Yet: Preservation of Roadside Architecture and Attractions is available for purchase via PayPal, courtesy of the Friends of NCPTT. The proceedings includes seventeen select papers presented at the Are We There Yet: Preservation of Roadside Architecture and Attractions Symposium, held April 10-12, 2018 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The symposium focused on the preservation of buildings and features that catered to tourists who traveled American roads during the 1920s-1970s. The 149 page book is richly illustrated with color images.
The proceedings is $45 including postage within the United States.
Riverview Lofts plan continued to Allentown Zoning Hearing Board’s March meeting
From WFMZ-TV: ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Going from apparent victory to certain defeat in minutes, the developer of the proposed Riverview Lofts apartments complex requested and received a continuance of his case before the Allentown Zoning Hearing Board on Monday night.
The ZHB had approved developer Alex Wright’s plan for the former Allentown Sokol Club, located at 114-122 W. Allen St, in May 2018 when the issue came before them. However, in that case, the adaptive reuse plan called for a complex with 12 units. On Monday night the proposal had increased by 10 apartments – to 22 units. The breakdown of the apartments – over three stories – would include six studio units, two one-bedroom units, 13 two-bedroom units and one three-bedroom unit.
New steakhouse at Elite site
From CASTANET.net: The new owner of Penticton’s old Elite restaurant is looking forward to opening the doors of a re-vamped, casual steakhouse at the location this spring.
“We have some elements, particularly design elements that Penticton hasn’t seen yet,” said Fred Trainor, who has been purposefully keeping his windows blocked and renovations plans under wraps until everything is ready.
The iconic neon Elite sign will be getting a makeover, but won’t be removed.
Derby’s giant Co-op cow sign will be switched back on – if one problem is solved
From DerbyshireLive: The manager of a building which is home to Derby’s famous neon Co-op cow sign says he would love to switch it back on – but he doesn’t know how.
The illuminated sign which advertises Co-op Milk as The Gateway to Health has been a feature of the city centre’s skyline since it was erected in 1955. It was taken down from its prominent position on the roof of the grand Co-op building Central Hall, in East Street, in 2001.
hayley eichenbaum captures the ‘wilting romanticism’ of the american southwest
From i-D: The LA-based photographer has completed Route 66 eight times, documenting her journey as she drives.
When photographer Hayley Eichenbaum finished college in 2013, studying at the San Francisco Art Institute and the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, she was feeling lost. While working at The Pitch Project, an artist-run studio in her hometown of Milwaukee, she decided to plan a month-long solo road trip along Route 66. That became first of eight times she has driven down the historic highway, capturing cinematic photos of fascinating buildings as she travels.