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Clark Bar

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Photographer: Jeff Maurin
Date: August 30, 2002
Place: North Shore, Pittsburgh
Why this sign?
Once proudly topping the roof of the D.L. Clark building, the venerable Clark Bar sign now sits sadly in the back of the parking lot - it's successor? The glitzy, gaudy 'Trib lightshow.

[note: Here's another, moodier, picture of the Clark Bar sign by Jeff.]

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Latitude: 40.4492
Longitude: -80.0084

Posted by Mark at January 22, 2004 07:54 PM

Comments

Reminds me of when Clark Bars were still made in Pittsburgh because they were so much better then

Posted by: Chip Reynolds at June 14, 2005 03:19 PM

There are a couple of guys in Las Vegas who run a "Old Neon Signs" park - they have collected all the old familiar signs that where scheduled to be junked when the hotels/bars etc... were demolished to make way for new buildings. Wouldn't it be cool if someone collected all these old Pittsburgh landmarks for historical value?

Posted by: Anonymous at March 10, 2006 11:07 AM

I just went to the Neon Graveyard (aka the "boneyard") in Vegas last week! Am now slowly posting phots from the visit on my blog.
There is no rust in the desert, so the sleeping neon giants were awe-inspiring to witness, yet luck was not on our side that day, as the Graveyard was runnng a private photography workshop the day we arrived, and so we had to settle for peeks through and over the ripped fence. The outdoor Neon Museum in the "Fremont Street Experience" is also worth checking out....

Posted by: Jennifer at April 4, 2006 10:57 PM