Wednesday, 17 July 2019

17.2.19 Historic Jerez Signs Saved

The Junta de Andalucía has stepped in to prevent the removal of historic illuminated signs from the iconic Gallo Azul in Jerez. The building, which was constructed in 1929 by Domecq in celebration of the Exposición Iberoamericana held in Sevilla that year, is currently undergoing renovations, and the city Council had granted planning permission which allowed for their removal. Now the Junta´s culture department has insisted that they remain as they form a part of the city´s commercial heritage, much of which has disappeared already. The signs  go beyond brand advertising and are an integral part of the cityscape. This ruling has important implications for other signs such as the Garvey one near the Consejo Regulador.

(image Cristo Garcia) The La Ina and Fundador signs on the Gallo Azul. The lettering has faded somewhat as can be seen from the recently replacement R, but it looks good at night and can´t be allowed too go.

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