Date: March 08, 2013 06:59PM
THE KENTILE SIGN EXISTS NO MORE!
Sister to the one in Brooklyn, this 90' tall, 80,000 lb. structure dominated the south side skyline for over 50 years at 4532 S. Kolin, and was owned by the Kentile Company, a popular manufacturer of floor tile.
A thing of the past, these neon monuments were littered throughout the country when times were economically different.
Now the sign, as of February 27th, 2013, has become a memorable part of Chicago history. At exactly 9:06am the first part of the sign came down by the hand of a welder's torch, and decended, never to return to the Chicago skyline.
Two days later, the sign wasn't anywhere to be seen.
Now the only remnant is the "K" in storage.