Crews will begin removing the iconic Marita Bread factory sign in Downtown South that can be seen from I-4.
The neon signs from the top of the old bakery building served as an unofficial gateway to Orlando for more than 50 years. The bakery closed in 2012.
The signs measure approximately 18 feet high by 30 feet long.
The signs will head to the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art in Winter Park. The museum acquired the sign through a gift from Maudlin International Trucks of Orlando.
The gift also includes the neon letters from the building front that spell out “Merita Bread Company.”
The sign will be removed over the next two days.
Photo courtesy Flickr user avrenim_acceber.