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 and logos for our 126 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 126 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!
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
Current view of our 126 year old business.
Our social media mascot.
The driveway side of our mill features a historical sign and a beautiful garden.
Thank you for taking a look at the 126 year old history of signs at our Frankenmuth Woolen Mill.