1927, the two founding partners were ready to purchase land
and have a new facility built that was exactly suited to their
needs. The location was 515 Liberty Street, which was later
renamed Park Avenue and served as the company headquaters until
the spring of 2001.
1934, F.D. Staley, Jr., the son of Durward Staley, started working
in the family business. He was a bright young man with high grades
in math and science while attending Shortride High School in Indianapolis.
This ability made it easy for him to learn the electrical trade.
Before long, he took the test to become a master electrician, and
became the youngest man in Indianapolis, to achieve such a feat.
this time, Staley and Crabb, along with the new addition of
Staley, Jr., to the company, realized the uniqueness of neon
illuminated signs. They rapidly learned all they could about
neon and became one of the first manufacturers of neon signs
in the Midwest.
highly visible examples of their work in Indianapolis included
the Indiana Theatre, Circle Theatre, and many hotel signs around
town, which proudly displayed large marquees or roof signs..
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