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Signs of Lynn – Mino’s

Mino’s, 244 Broadway, has been on the list of photos to take for some time, but it wasn’t tonight’s first choice, which was oddly unlit. Good for Mino’s, because it’s been bumped up in line and because this sign is as famous as it brightly says it is. It is also uniquely Lynn. The place…

Signs of Lynn – Capitol Diner

  This week’s photo was sent by reader Dorothy Gallagher Kiley. Thanks! This historic diner was built by the Brill company in 1928 and thought to be the only Brill diner still in use, and is on the National Registry of Historic Places. It was originally named the Miss Lynn before Buddy Fennell’s uncle George…

Signs of Lynn – Brickyard

The Commuter Rail passes over Blossom Street. If anyone wants to know what the deal is with The Brickyard, the Lynn Museum sells a book called “The Brickyard: The Life Death, and Legend of an Urban Neighborhood” by Kathryn Grover. Does anyone know how the overpass got its sign?   Previous Signs of Lynn Roberts…

Signs of Lynn – Roberts Cleansers

  Don’t call it a cleaners.  This sign clearly says it’s a cleansers in metal and neon, so that’s what it is. Roberts Cleansers is on 624 Summer Street, a section I don’t pass by often, but this stand-out of a sign never fails to catch my attention when I do. Does anyone have a…

Signs of Lynn – Historic Historical Marker

This week’s installment was sent by the people at Washington Square Residence, run by Lynn Home for Women, Inc. They’ve been around since 1912. Colonists have been here since 1629. I think that sign has been there since 1930 or thereabouts. People have been contacting LynnHappens looking for nostalgia, so here’s a historical sign about…

Signs of Lynn – Proodian & Sons

  The Proodian & Sons Rugs sign on Western Ave. (Rt 107) is an art deco masterpiece in amazing condition. Remove the modern automobiles from this shot and you might convince someone this was decades ago rather than just an hour ago.     Previous Signs of Lynn Christie’s Security Lifetime Aluminum Layers of Fluff…

Signs of Lynn – Christie’s

Facebook friends were asked to suggest this week’s sign, so Christie’s it is. It was mentioned by several people when the series launched, so today’s recommendation bumped it up in line. I took this photo in 2009 while playing with a new camera. I love classic neon. If you haven’t been by in a while,…

Signs of Lynn – Layers of Fluff

Billboard on top of the Durkee Mower plant on Brookline Street, Lynn. Thank you to Darlene (Bird) Jules for this submission from her trip to Lynn back in January, 2010! Darlene says she lived all around Lynn before leaving the state in the 1980’s, but still checks in on us now and again, and it’s…