The American Sign Museum
While in Cincinnati over the weekend, we discovered the fantastic American Sign Museum! Set in a former factory building in an crumbling industrial area of the city, the museum displays vintage neon and other signage from across the US.
The rotating Shopland Satellite is one of the wow pieces–and a personal favorite. It originally adorned an Anaheim shopping center.
The faux main street is crammed full of vintage signs. I love the eyeglasses below!
Leading with the glowy things was obviously a no-brainer, so now we’re moving backwards to the museum entrance, where you’re greeted by a 20 foot tall fiberglass genie. He originally welcomed customers at a Los Angeles carpet cleaning company.
It’s partially obscured, but the hammer shaped “Gross Hardware” sign came from Columbus, where it was a minor landmark, frequently figuring into directions given to out-of-towners.
The parking lot is also littered with signs awaiting their turn to shine: