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Rotating Gulf Sign


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On 8/3/2020 at 11:03 PM, Yogibooboo said:

Here are 3 photos of the rotating Gulf sign when it was being installed on the Gulf Building.   The photos were taken on May 16, 1966 by my wife's grandfather, Glenn E. Musselman, who worked for many years in the Texaco Building.

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These are unbelievable pictures...  Look at the man "repelling" from the top!  The Houston Chronicle story (further above) I had never red before.   My grandfather was ZD Bonner....and the family 'legend' (if you could call it that...) is that he "had it taken down" because it cost too much to maintain and run.  I can believe it, as fabulous as it must have been as a neon sign (for it's sheer size).  Thanks so much for all the shares on this part of Houston!  I think the building itself deserves more credit :-).    Marisa Bonner

 

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