20 Oct SCA Weekly News Review: October 20, 2019
Neon Sign Walking Tour
From KATU2: Neon Artist and Sign Designer Kate Widdows talked about her Neon Walking Tours…and also showed some of her favorite neon signs.
Athens church using diner to end generational poverty
From WHNT19: Three years ago, a Christian ministry took over and they’re using it to serve more than just a plate of food.
A new customer Vona May and her mother traveled from Seattle, Washington to visit family.
“When we came in we were stuck behind the train, and we just so happened to notice a diner,” she said.
SEPTEMBER 27, 2019 / NEWS / BRONX TIMES / BRONX TIMES REPORTER Co-op City’s thrilling ‘Freedomland’ history preserved
From BronxTimes: An unusual roadside attraction made up of two wooden wheels and a steam pipe garners inquisitive stares from those travelling along Bartow Avenue in Co-op City.
No, it’s not old time farm equipment but rather three unique pieces of Bronx history.
Prior to the construction of Co-op City in 1966, those 205 riverfront acres in northeast Bronx were part of a theme park coined the ‘Disneyland of the East,’ better known as Freedomland.
Staying true to its name, Freedomland served as a miniature, roadside America along I-95 from its 1959 inception until 1965, when the park closed after incurrring serious financial debt.
Route 66 preservation grant program gets new life
From Fox23: TULSA, Okla. – The Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program has new life after a recent resolution extended its length.
The grant program was set to end Monday but will now last through at least November 21.
Several Route 66 landmark sites in Oklahoma have benefited from the program including Circle Cinema, the Meadow Gold sign, the Rock Cafe, and the Round Barn.
History hunting: Searching for Boston’s ghost signs
From the Boston Globe: Most weekends, Dave Brigham rides the train into Boston and goes for a walk. On a sunny afternoon in July, he begins at South Station, walks a block north, then cuts southeast on the Congress Street bridge to cross Fort Point Channel.
Brigham, 54, walks briskly, scanning the skyline. He slows when something catches his attention, but cautiously — he’s been known to walk into traffic or collide with a passerby, eyes glued to something up ahead.
Some days, Brigham sets out without an agenda. Today, he’s hunting for ghosts.
Once you start to look for them, you see them everywhere: “ghost signs,” also known as “fading ads” or “brick ads.”