Historic Downtown Freeport Business Sign ‘Rothstein’s’ Finds A New Home

Freeport, Illinois — Odds are most of you don’t remember the former Rothstein’s store that previously graced the downtown streets of Freeport. Located at 15 South Chicago, Rothstein’s department store carried a wide array of goods for the local consumer. This week a new business called American Garage Art in downtown Freeport took possession of this historic neon sign, which has been hidden from view for decades.

American Garage Art says the sign will be on display for the first time in many years, and that it is going to be restored and have a permanent place in their building located at 30 W. Spring street.

American Garage Art captured the moment they moved the sign in the video below.

Video by American Garage Art

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