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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Sign Shall Remain

Posted by Stefan Kamph on Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 11:35 AM

Commissioner Randy Leonard, lover of all things neon, has a new blog post up announcing a deal to save the iconic "Made in Oregon" sign atop the White Stag building.

The sign, which most recently advertised the Made in Oregon retail outfit, has taken on many guises over the years:

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In 2009, the University of Oregon (the building's anchor tenant) applied to the landmarks commission to change the sign to read "University of Oregon." Randy vehemently opposed this deal.

Now the sign's owner, Ramsay Signs, has agreed to donate it to the city. Here's a rather anemic rendering of what it will look like:

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Not a bad compromise. I hope they bold up the type a bit, though.

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