Learn how a variety of jurisdictions regulate and promote the restoration of these iconic community signs. This program will be led by Dan Bursuck, AICP planner, City of Tucson AZ; Anthony Riederer, AICP, LEED-ND, Senior Design and Preservation Planner for Clackamas County OR, and James Carpentier, AICP, Director of Local & State Government Affairs, International Sign Association.
Saving Historic & Vintage Signs
Sign Research Foundation
Historic and vintage signs can rekindle fond memories of the past, transporting us to a time and place when nearly all businesses were locally-owned shops on Main Street, USA. Today, these signs represent a one-of-a-kind piece of nostalgia and art, as vivid as a neon landmark. This paper explores best practices from a variety of jurisdictions in regulating and promoting the restoration of iconic community signs. In addition, the paper covers how historic signs can promote tourism and enhance economic development.