Title: Sonrise Donuts
Subject: Classic neon sign
Location: Springfield, MO
Sizes: 8"x8" to 24"x24" (HxW)
Aspect Ratio: 1:1
After coming down in 2019 and following an extensive restoration, the Sonrise Donuts sign — one of Springfield’s most iconic Route 66 landmarks — was relit for the first time in more than two decades.
The unveiling comes just under a year after the city of Springfield purchased the sign at auction for $22,000, thereby keeping one of the city’s preeminent Route 66 assets in town.
The 6-by-8-foot neon and porcelain sign had hung on the building at 1101 S. Ninth St. for nearly seven decades, even after Sonrise Donuts vacated the structure more than 20 years ago.