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Porter Paints Sign Wrapped in Red Vinyl

Updated: Feb 25


Photo Credit: (1) Google Maps, (2) J. Sautner, (3) The Daily City

UPDATED 2/25/20 9:45AM


A sign from 1956 has been saved in a unique way - for now.


Last summer Domino's Pizza, the new tenant of the retail space at 700 E. Colonial Drive (MAP) in Lake Eola Heights asked the City for permission to replace a sign attached to the building according to Orlando Sentinel.


At the time, the sign was registered as part of the City's historic sign program.


The sign is made of porcelain enamel-faced metal panels and is the only example of this material used for a pre-1966 non-illuminated sign left in the city. In 1995, Porter Paints became the first company to take advantage of the historic sign ordinance that protects historic signs that do not conform to current codes.


The City removed it from the historic sign program last year for Domino's and granted them permission to remove it.


On Monday February 24th, rather than remove the sign, Domino's had a company cover the sign up in a vinyl wrap.

It's not known at this time if the sign will remain in this state permanently.


City or Orlando Public Information Officer Karyn Barber told The Daily City, “The property owners has not provided the city with any future plans for the sign at this time.”


Domino's could not be reached for comment.



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