Archive for Neon

Neon Traffic Indicators on 17th Street

Posted in Downtown, Neon with tags , on August 7, 2009 by Kent

Neon Traffic sign -- malfunction17th Street becomes a one way south street during the morning rush, and these neon signs are to remind drivers at intersections of that fact. This one has malfunctioned, and the arrow stays on. The signs are to flash between the arrow and the words “one way.” This sign is located between the Mayflower Hotel and the National Geographic Building.

You can get an idea of how they function from the photos below.
Neon Traffic sign
Neon Traffic sign

Fresh Fish

Posted in Downtown, Neon with tags , on July 24, 2009 by Kent

This neon fish is in the window of McCormick & Schmick’s on K Street, near the intersection of 17th Street, NW.
Fresh Fish

H Street Neon: Shoe Repair

Posted in Neon with tags , on June 30, 2009 by Kent

H Street Shoe Repair signHere’s a remnant from the past that I’m glad is still around. While the entire sign is lit all the time, I suspect that this was once much more animated, with the hands and hammers alternating giving the impression of actually hammering on a shoe’s sole.

Lost Neon: Ride With Safety

Posted in Langdon, Neon with tags , on June 23, 2009 by Kent

The demise of this sign is sad. While its hard to read, the small letters read “Ride with Safety, Yellow Cab.” If someone wanted to bring it back, it is not so far gone that that couldn’t happen. It is on the Yellow Cab building on Bladensburg Road, somewhere near the intersection of R or Rand Streets, NE. I’ll bet it was something back when all the neon was intact and lit up.Ride with SafetyThe only neon still working is above the front door, which I’ve included below.
Yellow Cab

Another Neon Parking Sign

Posted in Neon with tags , on June 16, 2009 by Kent

If I recall, this neon parking sign was located on 19th Street, between L and M Streets.Neon Parking Sign

Sharing More Neon

Posted in Neon with tags on June 11, 2009 by Kent

I liked how blue was used for both the steam and the chopsticks.  Open we delivery

Neon to Start the Work Week

Posted in Neon with tags , , on June 8, 2009 by Kent

This sign is at the cleaners on the southwest corner of Pennsylvania Ave. and 10th Street, SE.1 hour service