Save Interstate Neon – gaining support

In the past two weeks, the topic of saving Interstate’s neon signs has gained some support and attention. I have been in contact with REACH, the organization working on the redevelopment of the old Crown Motel who have stated that there is currently no plan for the Crown Motel neon sign and that at this time, it will be demolished when the rest of the hotel goes down. After contacting them, they got me into contact with a couple of neighbors who agree with me that we should try and save the sign. Since then, I was contacted by the Oregonian telling me about a piece in last week’s inPortland section and that Portland Architecture had taken up the cause. They even have a quote from TriMet stating that the preservation of the sign is in the original contract. Also, REACH representatives believe the history of the hotel as not being “neighborly” me be reflected in the sign and is not appropriate for low income housing. Today, I read in the O, another article stating that Sam Adams is now involved and trying to find a solution.

I wonder if all of this discussion is a result of blogging? hmmmm.

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