Tuesday, April 16, 2019 from 10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. PDT
Activity Type: Educational Sessions
Activity ID: NPC198145
- Understand what makes a sign historic.
- Learn about Burbank’s and San Francisco’s historic-sign programs.
- Discover how to develop the framework for historic-sign policy and regulatory approaches.
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Historic signs represent small businesses, neighborhood gathering places where generations have met to watch movies, drink martinis, buy groceries, and even park cars. The surviving historic signs that shine in the California landscape cut across almost all cultures and lifestyles. These signs are a bridge between the past and present. They often are community landmarks. What are the best practices to preserve and restore these neighborhood icons? The authors and photographers of "San Francisco Neon: Survivors and Lost Icons" look at two iconic signs in the Bay Area and the struggle to preserve and restore them. This session also investigates regulatory and policy approaches in San Francisco and Southern California jurisdictions. Learn more about historic sign, and images of some favorites are presented on Google Maps with feedback and discussion from the panel.
James B. Carpentier, AICP
International Sign Association
Historic Sign Conservation
San Francisco Planning Department, Environmental Planning Division
San Francisco Neon/Historic Network
Randall Ann Homan
San Francisco Neon
San Francisco, CA