This website is a result of on-going thesis research conducted by Nicole Donohoe, MS candidate in Historic Preservation at the School of the Art Institute, Chicago. The site is a work in progress and will be continuously updated. All contributions of photographs, sign locations or historical information are welcome.

Please email inquires, information, malfunctioning links or other suggestions to Nicole at


Press here to download a pdf of the survey form

Thanks are owed to Joseph Marlin, Margaret Donovan, Eiliesh Tuffy, Bill Savage, Rick Danguilan and Elaine and Jerry Donohoe for contributions of time, energy and site locations.

Thanks also to my classmates, professors and to the folks on Craig's List who kept me aware of sign locations.

And finally, to Ken Fandell and Siobhan Byrns, despite their lack of knowledge about databases, they kept me entertained and taught me how to build a website. Thanks guys.