According to Webster a sign is: a display (such as a lettered board or a configuration of neon tubing) used to identify or advertise a place of business or a product.
Outside of Frankenmuth Woolen Mill in 1923
As we designed new signs for our 124 year old Woolen Mill, we felt that Webster’s definition, while accurate, did not come close to conveying the pride we feel as the caretakers of one of the oldest Woolen Mills in the country.
Outside 1953 - Two days before trees were removed
How can a “lettered board or a configuration of neon tubing” convey 124 years of the hard work and dedication of workers spanning five generations?
Outside in 1966 and now catering to the burgeoning tourist trade
Our task was to create not merely a sign, but a declaration that proclaims quality and craftsmanship. Something that has been a staple of the Frankenmuth Woolen Mill since the 1800’s.
Outside in the 1970s. The awning was bright orange!
Outside in 1989 ~ The new logo sheep no longer wears a bow!
It is often said that to plan for the future you must study your past. Thank you for joining us as we looked at Frankenmuth Woolen Mill signs of the past and look toward our future.
In 1993 a large remodel was done to add a second story above the retail store
The signs aren't up yet but they have been placed in the windows and on the side of the building during construction
Seen here is the sidewalk sign of today and on the right, an artist rendering of the new sign in production now!
The wall sign today and on the right an artist rendering of new sign and awning. Both are in production now.