"Jewelry Trades" neon relit in downtown LA!

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"Jewelry Trades" neon relit in downtown LA!

Postby Lynxwiler » Sat Dec 02, 2006 12:23 am

At the intersection of 5th and Broadway, a woefully underappreciated neon sign has just been restored and relit. With matching funds from the Los Angeles Conservancy, the structure's facade has been cleaned of grime and excess signage, while its corner vertical sign received the TLC it's been missing for decades. The restored sign is lit in red lettering and is quite visible.

I'll work on getting a photo...

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Here's a daytime shot.

Postby Lynxwiler » Sun Dec 03, 2006 9:39 pm

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Postby roadsidepictures » Sun Dec 03, 2006 9:45 pm

Wow! That's great news! How old is the sign? 1920's?

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Postby Dustyman73 » Mon Dec 04, 2006 12:29 pm

Fantastic news! Thanks for the heads up.

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Photo from LAPL:

Postby Lynxwiler » Mon Dec 04, 2006 10:22 pm

Here is the Jewelry Trades sign on the left of this late '20s photo.

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Postby Nathan » Tue Dec 05, 2006 10:34 am

The Jewelry Trades blade is, in fact, gorgeous beyond description.

Though Mr. Lynxwiler, if the Roxie theater is in the background, that would place this photo post-1932.

Is my sense of self-importance palpable or what?

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Postby Lynxwiler » Mon Dec 11, 2006 10:11 am

Of course Nathan, you're right. I was too busy looking at the blade sign to notice the rest of the background. The Roxie was built in '31, so that would help date this pic.

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Postby nichols » Fri Dec 22, 2006 6:50 pm

Staggering thru downtown LATE one nite and look what I see...
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