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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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    • Hector: I see the (ugly) Citrix parking deck. Sadly it’s bigger than the Citrix building. Raleigh loves some...
    • NCSU: As I understand it, soon, you will not be able to see the tower from the intersection of Clark and Oberlin...
    • Al Bredenberg: Wondering whether anyone knows when and why the bell tower’s tune was changed. Nowadays...
    • brian: That postcard is eerie. There shouldn’t be anything thing there at all at that time. Regarding the...
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    • Lesle McClure: My company added the addition on the rear of the Danielson Home, now know as the Mordecai Interpretive...


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