Five years ago, The Bendix sign, along with over 150 signs throughout the Wilshire Corridor, Hollywood and Downtown were relit as part of the LUMENS (Living Urban Museum of Electric and Neon Signs) project that is now under the aegis of The Museum of Neon Art.
The Bendix sign was originally built by the Bendix Aviation Corporation to aid in nighttime aviation. At the time of its construction it defined the size limitations for signs of its kind. The entire sign stands 150 feet tall with the "B" alone measuring 25 feet tall by 16 feet wide.
If you would like to see more of Los Angeles's neon signs, The Museum of Neon Art (MONA) offers nighttime ‘neon cruise' that features neon signs, movie marquees and permanent installations of neon art throughout Downtown and Hollywood.
The Bendix Sign
12th and Maple in Downtown Los Angeles
- Nancy Lupo