- Associated Press - Thursday, March 5, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) - A Chicago preservation group has put the city’s neon signs on its annual list of endangered structures.

Preservation Chicago says the signs were “a popular form of advertising from the 1930s to the 1960s.” That’s why they added the signs to a list that usually consists of buildings.

The Chicago Tribune reports (http://trib.in/1GkPkCT ) that the group says the cost of maintaining the signs has reduced the number that work. That’s led to “other less vibrant forms of advertisements.”

This year’s list also includes the main building at the Illinois Institute of Technology, the Pioneer Arcade and New Apollo Theatre and the South Side Masonic Temple.

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Information from: Chicago Tribune, http://www.chicagotribune.com

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