Historic Preservation

Casa Grande Neon Sign Park Update

UPDATED SEPTEMBER 2019 It’s been a little over two years since the Casa Grande Historic Preservation Commission and Casa Grande Main Street partnered with an idea to have a downtown neon sign park. That partnership was formed after the Casa Grande Valley Newspapers Inc. agreed to provide the land for the site. Casa Grande Main [...]

2019-09-30T15:18:58-07:00

Sunset Court Neon Sign Lighting

Sunset Court Neon Sign Lighting 10/13/17 At 6:30 pm on Friday, October 13th the Historic Preservation Commission held a sign lighting ceremony at the Western Trading Post Building for the refurbished 1941 Sunset Court neon sign. A Casa Grande beacon is shining once again… Sunset Court’s history, dating back to 1929, is the oldest standing [...]

2019-09-30T15:25:25-07:00

Casa Grande Rallies to Finish Second in National Competition for Historic Neon Sign Park Funds

October 2017 After nearly a month of nationwide voting, the City of Casa Grande and Casa Grande Main Street are proud to have consistently led in the Partners in Prevention: Main Streets national campaign for a proposed historic Neon Sign Park. After maintaining first place for nearly two weeks, Casa Grande recently fell to second in [...]

2019-09-30T15:26:19-07:00

Evergreen Historic Plaques

Evergreen Historic Plaques MARCH 2016 There’s an opportunity for contributor properties in the Evergreen District to purchase a bronze historic plaque for their home. The first plaque ordered through this program was recently installed. The plaques are a standard size, bronze in color and with a standard narrative. Also included is the year of construction [...]

2019-09-30T15:27:58-07:00

Historic Sign Donated to Commission

Harbor Freight Tools Donates Historic “TOOLS” Sign to Historic Preservation Commission October 2014 Harbor Freight Tools opened a new store in Casa Grande in October 2014 at 1484 E. Florence Blvd.  The new store occupied the former Co-op building, which sat vacant for many years. As part of their renovation, the company replaced the old [...]

2019-09-30T15:28:30-07:00

History Plaques and Townsite Maps

Townsite Maps and History Plaques In 2012 the Casa Grande Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) developed a three phase program to celebrate the State’s Centennial and to create an awareness in the community of Casa Grande’s rich history. The first project was a bronze plaque with a replica of the Original Townsite Map (recorded July 19, [...]

2019-09-30T15:28:51-07:00