I came across an article this past week about preserving historic signs in Charlotte. There is a non-profit called Historic Charlotte, Inc. that tries to get owners of vintage signs to register them as historic landmarks which protects them from demolition. In the article a few signs are mentioned that Historic Charlotte recognizes as historically significant. Since I haven’t had a chance to go letterhunting yet, I thought this was a good start. I threw my husband and kids in the car and off we went! The first stop was BAR•B•Q KING: As you can see by the sky, we were chasing a rain storm. As
a wise woman my daughter said:
You know a little rain isn’t going to stop my mama from letterhunting!
Yep yep! Stop #2, 21 South:
This restaurant is now considered a historic landmark. About 17 years ago, customers petitioned to keep South 21 restaurant’s oversize red-white-and-blue sign with blinking lights in place at the 1955 drive-in. Stop #3, this historic Dairy Queen. Check out that eskimo! Last stop, House of Pizza: I had fun tracking down these signs that are unique to Charlotte. More to come…