The red neon on the Orpheum Theatre in Hillsboro Illinois was removed in 1978 when the theatre was remodeled. At that time the neon was replaced with a piece of white plexiglas with red plastic "ORPHEUM" letters glued to it.
Using this 1964 photo from the Historical Society of Montgomery County Illinois we were able to reproduce the original font for the replacement neon sign.
Neon tube supports and glass housings installed on the stainless steel panel.
Stainless steel panel installed. Ready for the neon tubes.
Neon tubes installed.
Cleaning the stainless steel after the neon was installed.
Custom font with red neon ORPHEUM 9.5 inch tall letters.
Some photos courtesy of: Eisentraut Theatres / Chris Swed
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