What we accomplished
by the numbers
Neon Sign Park Timeline
Horse Shoe Motel
Goddard Shoe Sign
property owner, Tuffy Randolph
May 13, 2013
Kramer Family Provide Location
April 5, 2016
Arizona Gives - Sunset Court
First participation in Arizona Gives Day to fund raise for restoration of the Sunset Court sign.
Historic Preservation Survey
Historic Preservation Commission receives the Historic Resource Survey of Historic Signs of Casa Grande. 32 signs are eligible for the local historic register.
January 17, 2017
Dairy Queen Cones
Sunset Court Restoration
Sunset Court sign leaves for restoration in Tucson at Cook & Company Sign Makers. In attendance are three generations of the Earl Osborne family.
June 13, 2017
August 28, 2017
Dairy Queen Route 66
Historic Preservation Commission salvaged 7th sign, Holbrook Route 66 Dairy Queen “Lips”, from owner Sandra Reyes.
Sunset Court Lighting
Sunset Court Neon Sign Lighting Ceremony at Western Trading Post.
October 13, 2017
Vote Your Main Street
Vote Your Main Street campaign was held
Cecil Kinser/Historic Preservation Commission salvaged eighth sign, Coxon’s Building Materials, from property owners Brad and Cheryl Coxon.
November 17, 2017
Casa Grande Wins PIP Grant
Partners in Preservation Grant awarded from Vote Your Main Street campaign.Casa Grande placed 2nd in 25 cities nationwide.
The Museum of Casa Grande gave four signs to the Neon Sign Park on permanent loan: Arizona Edison (neon steel box sign), Hotel Sacaton (arrow shaped metal painted box sign), Casa Grande Photo Shop (neon novelty sign) and Valley National Bank (fiberglass sign).
June 13, 2018
Two Signs Depart
Horse Shoe Motel and Arizona Edison signs leave for restoration in Tucson at Cook & Company Sign Makers.
Historic Preservation Commission salvaged ninth sign, Ralph’s Cafe, from property owners the Ballard Family
October 9, 2018
Goddard Shoe's Restored
First restored sign, Goddard Show Store, returns from Graham’s Neon in Mesa
HPC Waver Replica
Historic Preservation Commission approved and funded a replica “Waver” sign to accompany Horse Shoe Motel sign, as they were in the early 1950s.
November 28, 2018
January 18, 2019
Ground breaking of the Casa Grande Neon Sign Park.
First Three Signs Installed
First three signs installed in Neon Sign Park by Cook & Company Sign Makers. Two Dairy Queen cones and Hotel Sacaton
February 13, 2019
April 13, 2019
Grand Opening of the Casa Grande Neon Sign Park.