Brian and Nouria Edwards own Hacienda Motel and are currently going through the process to get the neon signs for the Riviera Motel Lodge and Hacienda Motel restored.
According to a Tucson.com article, Tucson was given $125,000 to neon signs in the area for restoration purposes. The city’s historic preservation office contacted the Edwards to restore the signs.
To be part of the program, the Edwards have to comply to the following:
- One must own a neon sign
- Get two estimates for the cost of repair
- Apply for historic landmark sign designation
- Agree to keep the sign up for at least ten years
- Responsible for 25% of the cost
“It’s very pretty and beautiful” said Nouria Edwards. “It’s good advertising for our business and we’d love to preserve it because it’s a part of Tucson’s heritage,” according to the article.
Neon signs are part of Tuscon’s history and business owners want to bring the history alive again. To find out more information, visit the original article at http://m.tucson.com/news/local/neon-signs-being-refurbished-under-city-program/article_291260fc-f8aa-513b-8b64-b96c26b755d9.html?mobile_touch=true
A life behind the lens.
Martin Garfinkel is truly one of the most admired photographers today and is long time owner of a fine art photography gallery in Carbondale, Colorado; he is a 40 year resident of the Roaring Fork Valley, which shelters adjacent communities Aspen and Glenwood Springs and is watched over by the iconic Mount Sopris. For most of this time, Garfinkel’s trek has been on his Harley Davidson Motorcycle looking for iconic images of roadside America.