Golden Gate Church of Nazarene

Porcelain Enameled Neon Sign



  aw item number:  2009.008
  manufacturer:  Southern Neon Sign, Co., St. Louis, Missouri

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  serial number:  1537
color, sign:  Blue & white   color, neon:  Blue
size:  66.5"L x 108"H x 9"W   composition:  Porcelain enameled steel, sheet metal & glass
acquisition date:  1/20/2009


status:  Collection

description:  A porcelain enameled single face cross sign outlined with blue neon tubing. Three individual panels make up this religious sign: one tall vertical panel; “Church of the Nazarene” and two smaller horizontal panels; “Golden” and “Gate”. A heavy gauge sheet metal can, with angle iron reinforcements, conceals the transformers and the wiring. Neon once illuminated the lettering.

information: The Golden Gate Church of the Nazarene was located at 2838 Salena Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri in the Benton Park neighborhood. The church building still stands today.