Neon Restoration Project Lights Up Lone Pine Courtesy of Metabolic Studio
Revitalizing History: Old bus station in downtown Tyler to become boutique hotel
From the Tyler Morning Telegraph: What was once a place for people to catch a bus will eventually become a place to rest and lounge in Downtown Tyler as a former bus station receives a revamp.
As the outer shell of the building is removed, the historic Union Bus Station, the former site of the Greyhound bus station at Locust Street and S. Bois d’Arc Ave., is set to be transformed into a boutique hotel within roughly two years.
The Greyhound bus station in Tyler is now at 16243 U.S. 271.
The Scene: Check Out Arlington Man’s Massive Neon Sign Collection
From NBCDFW 5.
Iconic Snookies Malt Shop sign, downed by driver, may not be able to be replaced
From the Des Moines Register: After the iconic neon sign outside Snookies Malt Shop sign was toppled last weekend, Des Moines City Councilman Bill Gray says he’s doing everything he can to see it reinstalled despite a city ordinance prohibiting new pole signs.
A driver hit the sign early Sunday morning, said owner Jim Hunter, who noted the ironic and unfortunate timing. Just a few hours before the crash, the beloved Beaverdale ice cream shop closed down for the winter season. Moreover, he said, “We just had it repaired less than two weeks ago.”
A New Book Finds Beauty in L.A.’s Gleaming Landmarks and Urban Ruins
From Los Angeles Magazine: Jason Horton is a writer and comedian who loves to explore Los Angeles looking for landmarks. He is especially taken with places that have fallen into disrepair or been completely forgotten by their owners. In his new book Abandoned and Historic Los Angeles: Neon and Beyond, he shares his favorite architecture, signage, and urban patina. The photos, most of which started out on Instagram, capture unexpected views of beloved places. The neon reflecting on the still pool water of Burbank’s Safari Inn, or a lonely muffler man stranded on what had been a character-riddled boulevard teeming with roadside funk. The photos are accompanied by essays and observations by actors and comedians, including Tommy Wieseu sidekick Greg Sestero, Paranormal Activity actress Katie Featherston, and Two Broke Girls writer Molly McAcleer.