Temporary sign welcomes you into Downtown

December 4th, 2006
Update – Curiously, the sign has been removed.

A new sign has been placed on South Saunders Street as you enter downtown Raleigh from the south, erected on December 4th, 2006. The sign is visible immediately before the downtown buildings are as you round the slight turn on South Saunders, giving a “grand entrance” feeling to it.


Personally, I think the sign could have been designed better, as it is not the most aesthetically pleasing sign I’ve ever seen. And due to its location, I now have to pull off to the side of the road further down to take photos. Oh well.


  1. Anonymous says:

    December 6th, 2006 at 10:42 pm (#)

    I think its at a stupid location. They should have put it where you enter Raleigh’s actual city limits, further south.

  2. Anonymous says:

    December 7th, 2006 at 8:47 am (#)

    I agree with Dux, did our city council spend hours and tax paying dollars discussing this location (not to mention, “What an Ugly Sign”)? Locate the Raleigh welcome mat where locals and visitors do not have to see that pathetic BBT vertical factory in the background.

    P.S. We put up a ridiculous sign like this, but they cannot spend money on new signs eliminating the word arena and replacing it with RBC Center (what city does not identify the name of their sports venues by “it’s name”, very few is the answer)

  3. Anonymous says:

    December 8th, 2006 at 1:05 pm (#)

    First of all, great photo!!! Second, it is nice to see that someone put a welcome sign for Raleigh. Third, I totally agree with Dux. If they had a sign that said “Welcome to Downtown Raleigh” it would have been more accurate.

  4. Anonymous says:

    January 24th, 2007 at 2:09 pm (#)

    My option on this sign is that it was made, put up, and taken down for one very simple reason. The ABC tv show, Home Edition-Extreme Makeover. When the show was just aired it made a point of showing that sign when the bus came into downtown Raleigh. I think that’s all the sign was meant for-IMHO!

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Temporary sign welcomes you into Downtown

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