1957 Dunkin' Donuts Sign in Brighton

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    A noteworthy, classic, vintage Dunkin' Donuts road sign in Brighton, Massachusetts just south of Boston is endangered of being taken down.

    Being a DD fiend I am, I Just had to see it before the company removes it and replaces it for a newer, uglier plexiglas box.

    Enjoy full-sized picture for download, see all the fine details of this relic.

    UPDATE: April 3, 2008 by nightfall, the sign is gone (talk about getting here in the nick of time).

    RetailByRyan95, axb500, lmcdosman, and 21 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. RetailByRyan95 74 months ago | reply

      Awsome sign! ;)

    2. The Caldor Rainbow 74 months ago | reply

      And you should've seen the store... it was a real oldie itself marking just about each era since the 1970s which is likely when the exterior was redone. The roof was shingled, painted gray tones in and out, and absolutely falling apart.

    3. Jeff_B. 74 months ago | reply

      That is great - where you able to get any shots of it lit?

    4. The Caldor Rainbow 74 months ago | reply

      Unfortunately, no night shot. I'm not even sure this sign lights anymore as of recently actually. If it does, some of the letters might be dead. I think it looks much more alluring by daylight since the neons only light red.

    5. hrw worcester 73 months ago | reply

      Oh, I had to take a photo of this a few months ago when I drove through Brighton (I hadn't ever seen it before and don't spend much time in that part of the state). Unfortunately, mine was from a moving car and not very good - but it's such a cool old school DD sign, that's sad they may take it down.

    6. alfuso 73 months ago | reply

      gosh, we used to get donuts from there when I was a kid in Brookline.

    7. Jeff_B. 73 months ago | reply

      I love your pic!!!

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    8. Vannah Von Sally (ARCHIVES.) [deleted] 73 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called I Love Old Signs!, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      Oh how cool!

    9. atbattson 58 months ago | reply

      Can't believe they took this down. There's a hideous modern sign there now. No neon either. Sighhhh

    10. stoneofzanzibar 45 months ago | reply

      I utterly abhor these major corporations' logic. They think that society only can be responsible for one mental image of their identity, be it in a building or sign. They think that the average joe wouldn't think of this Dunkin' Donuts as A "Dunkin' Donuts" since it doesn't have their current imaging for all to see. Personally, I think the rounded letters image they have is getting pretty stale-it's been around since mid 70's?

      I also have a regret-I just joined Flickr and always wanted to get a shot of an early 70s DD near me-it had a mansard-style roof but the old DD "donut" signs were long gone. It was torn down last month-too much procrastination!!

    11. professionalwannabe 34 months ago | reply

      Well said, I know what you mean about that! I miss those mansard roof DD locations, as well. There was one semi-close to me, that was torn down several years ago with very little warning, and I unfortunately barely missed getting any pics of it. :(

    12. Volpina585 25 months ago | reply

      wonder if they would sell this sign, do you know if they sold it? You should have offered them some $ for it!it's great.

    13. atbattson 25 months ago | reply

      no idea. I know its gone :-(. There is a poxy small modern one in its place. Pitty

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