Iconic Neon Signs Find New Home in Golden 1 Center

SACRAMENTO -- Six iconic neon signs that one glowed outside Sacramento businesses will light up again inside the Golden 1 Center.

The signs are owned by the city of Sacramento. Their exhibition in the southeast corner of the arena's plaza level concourse is a partnership between the Sacramento Kings and the Center for Sacramento History, which is the curator of the signs.

Sacramento-based sign company Pacific Neon refurbished the signs while preserving their historic integrity.

According to a Sacramento Kings news release, "the six signs to be displayed inside the Golden 1 Center include the original yellow and red Tower Records sign from Watt Avenue and Shakey’s Pizza from East Sacramento’s J Street. The remaining four original signs from Franke’s Drugs, Newbert Hardware, Sleeper Stationary and Coronet Portraits will be instantly recognized by many as markers of Downtown Sacramento’s storied past."

The signs will be on display at the arena for at least five years, according to the Center for Sacramento History.