Would you believe it? Folks were emailing me yesterday about the demolition of the Anniston [Alabama] Goal Post Bar-B-Q sign - and now there's word of a reprieve! Once the mayor heard about the imminent destruction of a local landmark, city workers were dispatched to place the sign in storage. The Anniston Star offers some historical context:
Tod Swormstedt, founder of the American Sign Museum in Cincinnati, told The Star in September that the sign is well known among collectors and historians, and its custom-made, animated neon is a reflection of the happiness and prosperity of post-World War II 1950s.Now there's time for someone, hopefully in town, to figure out a way to keep the sign lit somewhere nearby. San Jose, California did the same with the Stephens Meat Products sign (although that sign has not fared well in recent years). With a little luck, folks will enjoy another chance to see the Goal Post in action one day.
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