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There are 5 comments on Icons Among Us: The Citgo Sign

  1. “No one really identifies with the Citgo corporation”? Well, maybe we should. It is the only one among the major petroleum companies that responded to Joe Kennedy’s appeal to donate oil to help keep low-income people warm during the winter. I’m proud to have this sign in Kenmore Square, as well as happy that a landmark from my student days is still there.

  2. You have forgotten to mention that the sign was not lit up for several years from 1979 to approx. 1983. It was turned off to help out during the “Energy Crisis” of the late 70’s – as per the urging of then President Jimmy Carter. As a freshman at SPC (now COM) I remember Dr. Murray Yaeger telling us to take a look at it before it all goes dark. (Along with the White Oil (?) neon sign also in Kenmore Square.)

  3. After reading this story about you selling building were Citgo Sign is I want to say that you can not movie this landmark at all. Remember when they turn it off no plains could come into Boston at all I hope the Red Sox buy the sign and kep it were it is for life I hope the city of Boston Keeps the the sign were it is for life.

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