West Hollywood Displays Route 66 Neon Sign Art

by guestofaguest · June 7, 2010

    [photo via Curbed] Have you seen the large neon sign of a lady swimmer on the median of Santa Monica Blvd. near La Cienega and Holloway? The newest addition the colorful signage that lines West Hollywood's streets went up last week and is the latest to go on display for the project, "On Route-66 Lights," a collaborative effort between the City of West Hollywood and the Museum of Neon Art.

    The project was taken up by the city to celebrate Weho's 25th anniversary of cityhood and consists of the installation of four large, vintage neon signs from old Route 66 (aka Santa Monica Blvd.) around the area.

    [photo by Joel McKenna via] Another sign, a vintage Winchell's Donut House neon, can be found in Plummer Park on Santa Monica at Vista.  Keep your eyes open for the other two on Santa Monica between La Cienega and Kings Road.