This iconic Mid-Century (1959) neon sign needs attention. Roy's sign requires neon tubes, electrical, structural & finish corrections.
Los Angeles, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/24/2013 -- Route 66 has been marked by Roy's Cafe neon sign in Amboy, Ca since 1959. The immediate need served by this project is to stabilize and repair this long-standing monument sign. A need continues beyond an act of arts, documentation and conservation, and the mechanical arts of repair and bent glass tubes. Amboy Foundation will restore the sign to original operating condition. This will include restoration of structural, electrical and neon art elements.
A team of professional conservators, engineers and artisans will be managed by recognized historical architect, Taylor Louden AIA.
When Albert Okura purchased the tiny town of Amboy, CA, located on Route 66, his commitment was to restore and preserve the town as a historic landmark. Restoring the iconic Roy’s sign is the first step toward Amboy’s revival. Roy’s sign represents a landmark for those many people traversing Route 66. It also represents a rare architectural mid century style that was the vanguard of the 50’s and 60’s American architecture. The rehabilitation of this renowned and iconic sign serves the past, present and future equally well.
This project will only be funded if at least $16,000 is pledged by Wednesday Jun 12, 2:48pm EDT.
First and foremost, the remote location in the Mojave Desert makes costs and schedule a challenge. Material and labor costs are understandably higher. The environmental toll on any object in the desert requires ongoing rehabilitation. The team is designing for this difficult environment by using conservation-based restoration materials.
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