Obvious as it may be, there simply is no sign in the entire city of Los Angeles, and perhaps even the entire world, that is more recognizable and iconic than the Hollywood sign. This sign was first erected on California’s Mt. Lee in 1923 in order to advertise the housing development built in the neighborhood below. Originally, this famous sign actually read “Hollywoodland” as that was the name of the development in question.
Chicago may be best known for its breathtaking skyline and robust views of Lake Michigan, but when it comes to elaborate and striking display signage, the Windy City may just be one of the best in the country. Beloved by locals, many of Chicago’s most iconic signs are true landmarks and longtime fixtures of the neighborhood. Almost everywhere you look, there’s something bright and colorful that captures your attention. Without further ado, here are the six most iconic signs in Chicago, Illinois.