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Neon Survey
Tourist Center/Travelodge

Description of sign(s)

1. Name: Tourist Center and Mini-mart

2. Owner: {owner}

3. Address: {address}

3b. Additional Site Details: Continuing north, a tourist and information center as well as a mini mart are incorporated into the front of a low rise Travelodge. A small parking lot creates the space between the structure and the street. The light earth tone stucco façade has a small high rise wall behind it, which is treated with signage and graphically treated with paint.

4. Condition: Structure {stru} Surface {surf} Lighting {light}

Notes: See description

5. Form: fasica

6. Specfic Description: To the north of the polo towers plaza, a small lot located next to the Travelodge houses the Tourist Information Center and Gift Shop. A long, back-lit message center runs the length of the west face of the building along the front edge of the low-rise building. It is divided into three sections: The first belonging to the T-shirt mini mart on the north end of the lot, another small section advertising for the same business, then the rest of the sign stretching north belongs to the Tourist Center. The first section is not back-lit yet retains the steel raceway which encloses the entire sign. This section has a stucco background with green channel letters reading "Souvenirs Mini-Mart," with green neon on the interior. The second section is separated by a vertical raceway lined with bulbs. This section advertises for prices of shirts in the shop. The third section, which belongs to the Tourist Center, is dominated by red text which reads "Tourist Center." A higher elevation building sits right behind the front building. Assorted graphics adorn the surface of the building advertising for free maps and discounts. A rounded back-lit cabinet with two sections sticking out from either side hangs on the west face of this higher elevation structure. "Tourist Information" is spelled in red text, and the word "center" below that in black text. Green neon runs along the width edge of the cabinet, as well as the edges of the actual elevation of the building which it is hung, and the painted text below.

7. Type of Display: neon, incandescent, backlit

8. Media: steel, plastic

9. Non-neon treatments: paint

10. Animation: chasing

Notes: see description

11. Environment: {environment}

Artistic Context

1. Manufacturer: YESCO

2. Designer: unkn

3. Date of Installation: July 28, 1996

4. Date(s) of any major redesign/move: n/a

5. Thematic Influence: {theme}

6. Artistic Significance: n/a

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