Boston’s CITGO Sign

This two-sided, 60 ft (20m) tall sign is a landmark of Kenmore Square and the Fenway Park area. It was originally built in 1940 and renovated in 1965. In 1979, the Governor ordered it turned off to save energy in the city. A few years later, the petroleum company moved to remove the sign and the neighbors complained; they loved the sign. So, the sign got a facelift and has ben in service ever since. In 2005, it was upgraded to more energy efficient LED bulbs. This image was made walking between Fenway Park and Kenmore Square.

12 thoughts on “Boston’s CITGO Sign

  1. ❦Just Me❦

    What’s cool about this is that I saw this sign from a different angle when I was in Boston a few years ago. It’s a cool little landmark, so distinct. Very cool!

    1. milfordstreet Post author

      Yes! You don’t see signs like these in many cities. I think that Kansas City, MO has a cool old gas sign. I think it is a big neon Shell sign if I recall correctly. Cheers!

  2. reocochran

    This is great they did an upgrade to LED! Thanks for the cool sign! For me the Sunoco and the gas sign with a Native American on it are my faves, Chris! I’m drawing a blank as to which petrol it stood for. . .
    Red Indian Motor Oil and Red Indian Gasoline


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