Fate Of Historic 'Redwood Empire' Sign Up in The Air

A historic sign could be getting a face lift, or a whole new look. It's the Redwood Empire sign off 6th street near the Rogue River.

Posted: May 3, 2018 6:35 PM
Updated: May 4, 2018 10:21 AM

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A historic sign could be getting a face lift, or a whole new look. It's the Redwood Empire sign off 6th street near the Rogue River.

Lora Glover, Director of Parks and Community Development, said the sign has been around since about 1930.

It's had a few different looks over the years and even sat in different spots.

Glover said the City is considering either fixing it up or completely changing it.

If it chooses the latter, it will have to follow a specific protocol since it's a historic city object. If the city does decided to completely change the sign's shape and/or wording, it would add pictures nearby of the sign over the years.

"So it still provides some sort of historic perspective on what had been there before," Glover said.

City Council member Roy Lindsay said the sign is starting to become an eye sore and it is time to fix it.

Glover said the process of re-vamping it is a tricky one since it's a historic object.

She said there is no cost estimate right now, but the City does have $15,000 set aside for the project. 

As for when the final product could be finished, Glover said, "We would probably wait until ODOT has completed their bridge work, which is going to be next year."

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