This afternoon construction crews hoisted the old Wonder Bread sign up onto the top of the new apartment building at 18th & Jackson. It’s back on the site where it sat for 54 years on top of a 1916-era bakery.
The developers of the new project spent about $75,000 refinishing the original sign and upgrading the building’s structure to support its 6,000lb weight. Each 5×8 foot letter was sanded down, rewired, and repainted before being put back on the original steel frame.
The apartments are scheduled to open this September, and will get kicked off with a public open house and a lighting ceremony for the Wonder Bread sign.