Our historic restoration project has been completed and reinstalled! Sign Magic partnered with the Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation this past summer to bring another one of Tucson’s historic signs back to life. This sign is located at the original Sparkle Cleaners at 16 W. Drachman. Drachman became a hot spot for restored historic signs in March of 2012, when the Historic Preservation Foundation joined forces with Pima Community College.
The sign definitely needed a little TLC when it was first brought into our shop to begin restoration. There were places on the metal cabinet frame of the sign that were rusting and falling apart so this was the first problem to take care of. It recieved mulitple layers of fresh paint, all new neon lighting, and new bulbs on the other lit parts of the sign. Channel 4 News featured the sign and its story on Friday evening’s news, and The Arizona Daily Star had a photo and story written in Saturday’s paper! To see more pictures of the restored sign, check out Sign Magic’s Facebook page, or visit Sparkle Cleaners in person. An official lighting party should be happening in the near future at Sparkle Cleaners, to honor this exciting piece of Tucson history, don’t worry, we will keep you posted on the date and time!