July, 2020

July 13, 2020

Articles come out around July 13 claiming that the Sign was dedicated on this day. That is incorrect. We do not know the exact date the Sign was dedicated. We know that one of the developers died July 6, 1923 and that the Sign was completed before December 8, 1923 because it was mentioned in a Los Angeles Evening Express article.

At the time of its creation, the Sign was a billboard during a time when large novelty billboards were all the rage. It’s possible that it was put up without much fanfare. Or if it had a dedication ceremony, that date is lost at the moment.

Find out more in our extended history (pages 3 through 7), found here.