will live - in the Vancouver Museum
Vancouver Neon sign donated by
church as it prepares to move to Langley
of Vancouver's true landmarks - the "Jesus, Light of
the World" neon sign on Kingsway and Rupert - is coming
down. It has to be the most unusual religious icon in Vancouver
- a multi-coloured, glow-in-the-dark monument to the Son
of God. But the Apostolic Church, which commissioned the
sign back in 1945-46, is moving to Langley, and the sign
isn't going with it.
it's historic value, the church offered the Jesus sign to
the Vancouver Museum. Curator Joan Seidl was ecstatic -
the museum had identified it as one of the top ten neon
signs in Vancouver. With the help of Neon Products, which
is donating a two man crew, a truck and crane, the jesus
sign will be moved to it's new home in the museum on Chestnut
church member Jack Williams said neon signs were a staple
of Apostolic Churchs across North America. Illuminating
'The Light of the World'in neon was a natural fit that made
it stand out for drivers.
thinks the sign was commissioned for the church's old location
at Fraser and Scott in 1945/46. The church moved to 3014
Kingsway in 1959.