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The Bright Lights of the Krispy Kreme Sign

The neon Krispy Kreme sign on the corner of Peace and Person Street isn’t unique to Raleigh, but it is unique in that it’s a remnant of a bygone era when such signs were prevelant throughout town. (See comments for more information on when this sign went up.) There are a few such examples left, including the bulldozer on the NC Equipment Building, the Mecca Restaurant Sign, and the famous Arby’s Cowboy Hat. The preceeding examples have all been grandfathered in — current zoning ordinances prevent new signs of this style from being constructed.


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    • Jeni: I remember that she did have a rather strong odor. Maybe this was not Gladys. Thank you
    • Interested: I only saw Gladys wear knitted or crocheted hats. I never saw her wear a wig. Although the white powder...
    • Jeni: I was the Asst. Manager at the Goodwill on Hargett St. In the early 80’s I remember a woman coming into...
    • RaleighNative51: The website Digital NC (www.digitalnc.org) has scanned yearbooks from around the state. In the 1962...
    • Raleigh Girl: Speaking of former teachers at Morson…does anyone recall an art teacher who would have been there...
    • Robert Hutchins: It’s good to here from you Mrs. Worthington. I went to Murphey School for 7 years. I met my...
    • Barbara Worthington Parramore: I came to Raleigh to teach in 1954 and experienced Hurricane Hazel at Longview Gardens...
    • Jen: I also was at Landmark Tavern that evening. What a coincidence. Our neighborhood was one of the worst hit in...


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