A Bright Light: Citgo Sign receives preliminary landmark status

Many voiced their concern over the fate of Boston's iconic Citgo sign and they were heard when the Boston Landmarks Commission agreed to a petition to further study the sign as a landmark. The Boston Preservation Alliance had thousands of signatures from and online petition and Preservation Massachusetts submitted written testimony in support of the landmark study.

The following is from Boston.Com today:

The Citgo sign that lights up the Boston skyline and is seen by baseball fans when a home run balls sails over Fenway Park’s left-field wall has been granted preliminary landmark status.

The 3,600-square-foot sign in Kenmore Square features a red delta and the blue word “CITGO” on a white background. There was fear it could soon be gone because the six-story building on which it sits is part of a parcel of Boston University buildings for sale.

WHDH-TV reports the Boston Landmarks Commission granted preliminary landmark status to the Citgo sign Tuesday. The status means the sign can’t be changed or removed without the commission’s approval.

To read the entire story on Boston.com click here.

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