A local sign company is seeking approval to make a major change to one of downtown San Antonio’s historic neon signs sitting atop an old hotel that could go unnoticed. Comet Signs submitted plans to swap out the iconic green neon tubes of the Crockett Hotel sign atop the seven-story building at 320 Bonham, San Antonio, TX 78205, with LED strips, according to documents filed with the Historic and Design Review Commission.
The agenda documents also call for the sign to be temporarily removed and sent to the Comet Signs shop so it can clean and repaint the metal lettering that will house the neon green LED strips. Comet Signs says the green strips will not “interrupt” the original look of the green neon tubes. LED lighting is energy-efficient, according to the Comet Signs website, which specializes in LED retrofitting of old signs.