The iconic Logan Station sign was crafted by the renowned American Encaustic Tiling Company (AETCO) in Zanesville, Ohio. This masterpiece showcases the exceptional craftsmanship of AETCO, symbolizing an era of unparalleled artistry and creativity.
The historic Logan Station welcomed its first visitors at 5100 North Broad Street, Lindley Avenue in Philadelphia. Paying homage to James Logan, William Penn's esteemed Secretary and Philadelphia Mayor from 1722 to 1723, the station's name carries with it a sense of venerable tradition and deep-rooted historical significance. As a vital transportation hub in Philadelphia, Logan Station served as a gateway to the city's rich heritage and cultural heritage, connecting people and communities with the vibrant tapestry of the past and present.
An intriguing twist of fate unfolded when the long-forgotten Logan Station Sign, which had never been installed, resurfaced in a Philadelphia facility. Recognizing its historical significance and exceptional artistry, this remarkable find was graciously gifted to S31, a renowned landmark hotel in New York that prides itself on showcasing early American pieces.
A momentous occasion marked the centennial of the Logan Station Sign's creation as S31's master craftsman, Anthony Tumminelli, skillfully installed it in the east guest corridor of the hotel. With meticulous care and craftsmanship, the sign found its rightful place, becoming a focal point that captivated visitors and enriched their stay with a sense of historical splendor. This installation stands as a testament to S31's dedication to preserving and celebrating the legacy of early American art, ensuring that the Logan Station Sign continues to inspire awe and admiration for generations to come. Click the button below to see a time-lapse of the wall's construction.