You may have noticed that Seattle’s street signs are being replaced. The old aluminum signs are being phased out in favor of new fiberglass models.
Where do the old signs go?
Thank’s to the sleuthing of the Central District News, we now know that they go to the City of Seattle’s surplus warehouse at 3807 Second Ave. S. (behind the City Light warehouse just south of the Spokane Street viaduct). The old signs are cheap: $5 to $10 each.
There’s a list showing what signs are in stock. Eastlake Avenue E. is there, as are E. Blaine, E. Boston, Boylston, E. Edgar, Fairview Avenue E., E. Galer, E. Garfield, E. Hamlin, Harvard Avenue E., E. Louisa, Minor Ave., E. Newton, E. Roanoke, Yale Pl. E. and probably a bunch of others I’ve missed.
The warehouse is open Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Questions? Call them at (206) 684-0827 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I hoping to get down there Friday and pick up a certain street sign I have in mind!
Thanks, Scott, for finding out about this (and MyBallard.com for posting it also).