Wednesday, April 13, 2011

signs: Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church

Mt. Zion
Missionary
Baptist

West Oakland isn't well represented in the Our Oakland signs feature. It's not for lack of trying, but there just aren't that many stores or other places with interesting old signs there. I know of a few, but I'm not in the area during good light that often. So when I had some time a couple weeks ago, I hopped on my bike and rode off to West Oakland to get some photos and hopefully scout out some more. First up is Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church. The church seems to still be a going concern, but the sign isn't in such great shape.

2 comments:

T said...

One of the old great signs back in the day where it was okay to use neon with Gee Zus

Gene said...

I think it has more to do with durability and cost than anything else. There's Lutheran church on Park Blvd. that has a neon cross on the steeple, but it's so high up that it's safe from random vandals.