What we accomplished

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The Casa Grande Neon Sign Park received a grant from the American Express Partners in Preservation program, a partnership of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and The American Express Foundation. Casa Grande Main Street took second place among 25 cities nationwide and was awarded $144,000 in January 2018. Funding provided for restoration of 14 vintage and neon signs, installation and landscaping in the Arizona Plaza site in Historic Downtown, owned by the Kramer Family of Casa Grande Valley Newspapers Inc.
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Neon Sign Park Timeline

Horse Shoe Motel

Horse Shoe MotelHorse Shoe Motel demolished; City/Main Street salvaged first sign.

August 2004

December 2006

Goddard Shoe Sign

Goddard Shoe Store; Main Street salvaged second sign from property owner, Irwin Krugel.

Sunset Court

Sunset Court; Historic Preservation Commission salvaged third sign from
property owner, Tuffy Randolph

May 13, 2013

October 2014

Tools Sign

Tools; Historic Preservation Commission salvaged fourth sign from property owner, Harbor Freight.

Kramer Family Provide Location

Donovan M. Kramer Sr. Family gave a “yes” nod to providing the land for a potential neon sign park.

February 2016

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.

September 2016

January 17, 2017

Dairy Queen Cones

Downtown Dairy Queen cones were salvaged by Historic Preservation Commission, fifth and sixth signs, from property owner Jeff Trendler.

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

Sept-Oct 2017

Vote Your Main Street


Vote Your Main Street campaign was held

Coxon's Sign


Cecil Kinser/Historic Preservation Commission salvaged eighth sign, Coxon’s Building Materials, from property owners Brad and Cheryl Coxon.

November 2017

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.

Museum Signs


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 2018

June 13, 2018

Two Signs Depart


Horse Shoe Motel and Arizona Edison signs leave for restoration in Tucson at Cook & Company Sign Makers.

Ralph's Cafe


Historic Preservation Commission salvaged ninth sign, Ralph’s Cafe, from property owners the Ballard Family

September 2018

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

Groundbreaking Ceremony


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


Grand Opening of the Casa Grande Neon Sign Park.

Help Support the Neon Sign Park

Casa Grande Main Street is a 501C(3) Nonprofit who has been tasked with operating the park. Please consider supporting the ongoing operations. Your donation is tax-deductible

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