The sign atop the 1924 Jensen’s Recreation Center in Echo Park was turned on tonight for the first time in several years. The light show, however, was only temporary and was part of testing being conducted to check on repairs being made to the sign, which is composed of about 1,300 white, red and green bulbs. A date to permanently relight the sign, a project sponsored by the Echo Park Historical Society* and the Greater Echo Park Elysian Neighborhood Council, has not been set. Meanwhile, on Figueroa Street in Highland Park, the Highland Theatre sign and its 524 bulbs are scheduled to be switched back on May 17 following extensive repairs and renovations. Both the Jensen’s Recreation Center and Highland Theatre signs are located on Historic Route 66.
* The Eastsider is a board member of the society.