Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Jacksonville Zoo Sign



This postcard shows a sign pointing to the entrance of the Jacksonville, Florida Zoo. I don't know the age of this card, but I doubt that this sign is still there. The zoo began a major redevelopment in 1992, and the first phase included a new front entry gate and parking lot. The name of the zoo was officially changed from the Jacksonville Zoo to the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens in 2003.


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16 comments:

  1. Well, just about everyone loves giraffes so that was a great sign!

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  2. That looked like an older sign somehow. Giraffes are my favorite animal at the zoo so I would have voted not to change the sign if they asked me. But they didn't. So. There.

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  3. I like big arrows, and of course giraffes and primary colours.

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  4. I like older signs for their simplicity - they are not overloaded with too much information - where you are and how to get in, that's all you need!

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  5. What a cool sign for the zoo. Incidentally, I lived in Ortega when I was in grammar school for a year while my dad was at the Naval Air Station. That was 60 years ago!!!!!!!

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  6. In spite of the renovation, they should have kept the sign, it's a classic!

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  7. can't miss this sign. the giraffe makes it attractive.:p

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  8. The first I notice is the giraffe.. then the arrow. Love that the giraffe's neck is pointing in the same direction as the arrow's :)

    Have a great week.

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  9. I Bet Visitors Had A Sore Neck looking Up At This Sign! [Lovely Vivid Colours..]

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  10. A great sign, a great postcard.
    Judy

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  11. I like good old looking signs. It's more captivating to the eyes of the kids and to the not so kid anymore ^_^

    Signs

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  12. Great sign. It's almost certainly gone, just like the landmark sign that once graced the entrance to the Fort Worth Zoo. Progress....who needs it?

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  13. Before reading your post I was thinking this had a cool retro look to it. Nice.

    [After reading all the comments I realize the message of my sign is not so obvious. It's a poop and scoop reminder, with notice that there's a Euro 36 fine for failure to do so. :-D ]

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