The Gross Hardware sign, from Columbus, Indiana, was given to the museum several years ago. Sadly when the business closed, the neon was removed and the hammer primed out. There were no graphics left, which made the sign that rare candidate for repainting.
|Susan Kuntz, veteran Harmon employee since 1976, |
carefully brings the Gross Hardware sign back to life.
We recently traveled to Toledo to retreive the sign.
|Scott Markley helps prepare our trailer |
to transport is valuable cargo.
And now, not only are the MacDonald's and Howard Johnson signs anchored and the store fronts taking shape, but the hammer sign is in the wings (read: parking lot) waiting to take its place on Main Street.