Is this the oldest historic sign in Chelsea?

The Landmarks Preservation Commission does a nice job of posting red, black, and white street signs in historic neighborhoods, detailing the backstory of the area and providing a map of street boundaries.

But I’ve never seen one like this, in blue and yellow with super 1970s typeface.

Chelseahistoricdistrictsign

It’s on West 20th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues, and a small line at the bottom says “copyright 1970″—the same year Chelsea earned historic district status.

Could an old-school version of today’s historic district sign really survive for 43 years on a Chelsea street…marred only by a few stickers and some light graffiti?

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2 Responses to “Is this the oldest historic sign in Chelsea?”

  1. chickenunderwear Says:

    Since it is in an historic district, maybe the sign is protected.

  2. Ellen Levitt Says:

    The sign is now a relic!

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