by W. Kim Heron
Which brings us to his latest installment, “You’ve lost the glow: Photos of broken neon signs,”
“You've lost that glow” includes a no-longer-illuminated palm tree on E. McNichols Road at Riopelle, along with signage for the Cas Bar on Michigan Avenue, the Spot-Light Market on Hazlet at Tireman, and other sites. Writes Vergara:
Once upon a time, signs like these told us where we were, gave a sense of place to commercial streets. Today, they function as historical markers, nostalgic reminders of the businesses that once lined the streets.