SIGN FROM GEORGE'S CONEY ISLAND

Title

SIGN FROM GEORGE'S CONEY ISLAND

Contributor

KATHRYN TSANDIKOS

Description

Interview with Kathryn Tsandikos:
Coney Island started in 1918, and my grandfather, George Tsagarelis, bought the business in 1927.  In the 1940s, neon signs were popular, and my grandmother, Catherine Tsagarelis, wanted a sign for the store. Stanley Romanov was an artist, a Russian immigrant, who got into neon signs, and he modeled ours on my grandfather’s hand.  It represents Worcester in so many ways, brightening the landscape at night today just as it did seventy-five years ago.  It shows the history of Coney Island, yes, but it is also a nice representation of something that has lasted through time in the midst of so much change.  That’s what I hear from people who come back to the city.  

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Reference

SIGN FROM GEORGE'S CONEY ISLAND

Cite As

“SIGN FROM GEORGE'S CONEY ISLAND,” Worcester in 50, accessed November 17, 2018, http://worcesterin50.com/items/show/21.

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