YOUNGSTOWN, December 14 — Two dozen new street signs have gone up in the Wick Park neighborhood, completing the Wick Park Neighborhood Association's 2011 Neighborhood SUCCESS grant from the Wean Foundation intended to beatify the neighborhood and highlight its historical roots. The signs, which have a brown background and read “Historic Wick Park” across the top, are installed within the historic Wick Park district.
|Historic Wick Park street sign at Elm St.|
For this signage project, the Wick Park Neighborhood Association partnered with the City of Youngstown, Defend Youngstown, the Mahoning Valley Organizing Collaborative, and Youngstown CityScape. The project was funded by the The Raymond John Wean Foundation’s Neighborhood SUCCESS Grant program along with donations by Common Wealth, Inc., Compass Family & Community Services, and Dominic Marchionda. The City of Youngstown's Community Development Agency helped design and order the signs, and its Street Department installed them.
|A new historic district sign at Broadway Avenue.|
“I saw the street department installing the new signs in the morning and they really stood out later when I was driving back home,” said Gary Davenport, president of the Wick Park Neighborhood Association. “They’re eye-catching and boost the neighborhood’s branding and identity.”