The Seashell Motel neon sign was one of the most well known and photographed in a famous neonland, Wildwood NJ. It hung for over a half century at Atlantic & Rio Grande Aves. A block from the boardwalk on the main roadway into the city. A double-sided classic of turquoise, pink, white and yellow neon, it was always fully lit until 2 yrs. Ago when new owners bought the complex which originally started out in 1950 as a motor court. It defiantly glowed all during Hurricane Sandy in 2013 when the island was evacuated, a comforting sight from our studio across the street as we rode out the storm which fortunately did little damage to this area. The sign was unceremoniously taken down this past Memorial Day weekend. At this time it is being offered in “as is” condition. Enough neon survived the haphazard takedown to light one side, some other units can be repaired, some have to be done over. We have all the patterns for the neon. Some power supplies are still inside, some were removed and available. The channel letters are still very strong and the whole sign has a that genuine old school patina. The bottom vacancy section is damaged from the brunt of the takedown as is the bottom of the motel section which is where over the years there was water damage since this was the low point. Numerous photos of the sign can be found online, just google Seashell Motel, Wildwood. Future plans are to possibly fully light it again as a whole or part out certain panels if there are no buyers in its current state. There is also a vintage neon sign display building here. Meanwhile it still has the angle iron thru it for moving & hoisting as is. It measures 88″ high at highest angle, 8′ long (add another foot for the current angle iron) and 15″ wide. It will take 4 strong individuals to move this classic if no lift is available, this is the real deal. Can hold for several months. The item “Original neon sign SEASHELL MOTEL Wildwood NJ vintage neon mid-century design” is in sale since Monday, August 26, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Advertising\Merchandise & Memorabilia\Signs\Original\1930-69″. The seller is “rooshnak” and is located in Wildwood, New Jersey. This item can’t be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.
- Type of Advertising: Sign
- Original/Reproduction: Original