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Shopping Center Signage East

 

Westgate Shopping Center
Photo courtesy Dirk Burhans

This shopping center sign is a fine example of the huge marquee that used to be prevalent along the roadside. Although some examples still exist, most of these sign have been taking down over the last decade and replaced with backlit plastic. The Westgate is a New York shopping center.

Here's some history on this grand sign, courtesy of the Mike Kellogg and Pat Boni of the Saxton Sign Company. 06-05

 

 

Hamden Plaza
Hamden, CT
Photo and info courtesy Rick Ibsen

The Hamden Plaza is located on Dixwell Avenue in Hamden, CT. The Hamden plaza is one of the first, if not the first, strip type shopping center in the country. This sign has been there since at least the early 60's and probably longer. 03-07

 

 

East Gate Plaza
Chelmsford, MA
Photo courtesy Rick Ibsen

Check out this old shopping center sign at the East Gate Plaza in Chelmsford, MA. 05-08

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