Iconic neon palm tree returns to Spenard
From the Anchorage Daily News: The 22-foot neon palm tree has returned to Spenard.
The 1960s Spenard icon that stood in front of the Paradise Inn on Spenard Road for decades was removed last winter by a trash company hired by the federal government, which claimed the property last year after its owner was sentenced to prison for selling drugs. After some legal wrangling, the sign was returned to the federal government and put up for auction.
Business owner discovers early 1900s treasures when remodeling her new ice cream parlor
From The Wichita Eagle: When she tore the metal off the front of the building where she planned to open her new ice cream parlor — the whimsically named Lil’ Deuce Scoop — Carol Irvine uncovered something special.
A ghost sign that read “Howard’s Drug Store” was hiding underneath, a remnant of one of the previous incarnations of the more than 100-year-old historic building at 110 W. Main St. in Mulvane.
Monterey County officials celebrate restoration of original Art Deco courthouse.
From Monterey County Now: As Monterey County supervisors and other officials gathered on Tuesday, Aug. 21, hailing the gleaming renovation and restoration of the old Monterey County Courthouse in downtown Salinas, their audience included local dignitaries, county workers, architects and builders.
Coral Castle is Miami’s creepiest coolest roadside attraction. Why haven’t you been there yet?
From Miami.com: Coral Castle is the anti Wynwood. There is no craft beer or giant burgers wrapped in bacon. There’s plenty of parking, and hipsters are in short supply. Instead of murals and air conditioning, you’ll discover tragic romance and mystical energy.
It’s like Stonehenge but with broken hearts and sweat.
Winston-Salem landmark, the old hat at Arby’s, gets new light
From the Winston-Salem Journal: Dexter Mills of Yesco sign company’s Greensboro location, removes burned out incandescent light bulbs on the iconic Arby’s hat sign on Knollwood Street on Monday.
Ghost signs (135): Market Lavington
A rather nice scroll remains clear, but the lettering is more tricky, not least because this is a palimpsest of, I think, four advertisements. Words I’ve been able to decipher included NOTED, HOUSE, BOOT & SHOE, WAREHOUSE, VALUE, and BOOTS. Even the scroll has been extended at the bottom.