A sad sight for any vintage sign lover. The signs and other artifacts at the replica of Ray Kroc's first McDonald's in Des Plaines, Il, are coming down and being saved for a future project. The building is to be razed soon after.
I understand that maintenance on the building comes with a cost, especially if it's prone to flooding, but I hope the folks at McDonald's have a plan to display the sign and other artifacts for everyone to enjoy for years to come.
So excited for Birmingham's Alabama Theatre, one of the winners in National Geographic's Partners in Preservation project. The Alabama will receive money to put towards restoring the original 3rd Ave N marquee and recreate and install an identical one on the 18th St N side (like in the picture below).
Thank you to everyone who participated and voted. This is going to be one Shive set of signs once they are finished! - TP
Way to go Big Alabama Sign voters! Thanks a million.