6 ONE-OF-A-KIND NEON SIGNS TO FIND IN PASADENA
SoCal's love of neon signs dates back to 1926. Here are just a handful of 26 you can track down with Historic Pasadena's new self-guided driving tour. For more info: http://www.lamag.com/askchris/city-of-pasadena-creates-tour-of-historic-neon/
- •Original In-N-Out Burger Sign2114 E Foothill Boulevard. This is oldest standing In-N-Out Burger location—built in 1952. The arrow with light bulbs was added in 1955.
- •Saga Motor Hotel Sign1633 E Colorado Boulevard. The groovy motor hotel, which sells out during Rose Parade season, still has its original sign from 1959.
- •Jesus Saves Sign55 N San Gabriel Boulevard. This cross, with neon tubing along its outer edge, was installed circa 1950.
- •Original Whistle Stop Trains Sign2490 E Colorado Boulevard. First installed in a different location in 1951, then moved to the current location in 1988.
- •Pasadena Labor Temple Sign42 E Walnut Street. Built in 1931, at the Labor Temple is a reminder of a worker movement that gained momentum in 20th century.
- •Orange Grove Shopping Center Sign475 E Orange Grove Boulevard This property is no longer the "center" it once was, but the large freestanding sign has remained since 1959.