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June 27, 2022

Amazon seeks landmark status for Elephant sign

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Rendering courtesy of Amazon [enlarge]
The proposed new location for the Amazon-owned sign is at Nitro plaza, about two blocks from the old car wash.

When the former Elephant Car Wash property, at 616 Battery St. in Seattle, closed and sold in 2020, its two neon signs — which both depict a bright pink elephant adorned with the business name — needed new homes. One went to MOHAI and the other to Amazon. Now Amazon is seeking historic landmark status for its sign, which would make it the second neon sign in the city to be granted such an honor, following the designation of the Seattle P-I globe in 2012.

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