Friday, March 18, 2011

Neon Friday!

Happy Neon Friday! This week's entry is a Chicago classic. "Z" Frank Chevrolet is a well known area dealership, having been in business for what seems like forever (but was really 1936). They were at their Western Avenue location for ages, till they moved in 2009. The old place is (or was) a gold mine of neat old signage-quite a few vintage Chevrolet logos adorned the walls, including the script logo that went out of use in the sixties. But the best bit was the classic neon sign out front, right along the street. It was a beautiful item, a classic slab of Googie signage, and it even worked pretty well at the end (the eye shaped part, with the "available" sign on it, is the street address, 6060). I sorely regret not getting a good shot of this at night.

This sign really should have been saved and moved to the new location.

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