The Bright Lights of Edmonton
For some, neon signs are an eyesore. For others, they're artifacts with cultural value. The city of Edmonton collected a dozen historic neon signs, restored them to their former glory, and installed them on 104 Street NW. They represent different eras in the history of Edmonton and Canada
, from the city's first neon sign erected by Darling's Drug Store in 1928 to the 1961 X-L Furniture sign. Several are iconic to Albertans and emblematic of changing tastes and industries.