I’ve been a fan of United Trophy in downtown Orlando for many, many years. Not only as an observer or fan of cool neon signs (their windows are littered with them) but also as a customer. During my time employed at two separate downtown Orlando companies I ordered their product on various occasions. (NOTE: They don’t only service businesses located in downtown Orlando). And one very interesting thing about this United Trophy building is it’s of Orlando’s oldest historic. That said, sometimes things need a little jooshing up, right? So this little baby is getting a bit of restoration right now.
Located at 610 North Orange Ave., the 22,000-square-feet Art Deco building has been a city landmark since the 1930s. United Trophy has served as its longest tenant, calling the historic building home since 1968.
Owner Lamont Garber’s goal with the restoration project is to bring the building back to its original luster, preserving its deep history.
Now while we noticed these restorations taking place a few weeks ago we didn’t have full information about what was happening until we received some updates from Wellons Communications. So here are some nuggets we received directly from them:
- United Trophy will repair the original frame and install a new canopy with brushed nickel, modern lighting, windows, stucco and door framing.
- The team will repair and preserve the building’s original neon lights and tile.
- The company will install vintage vitrolite structural glass, gathered from other old structures to match the new building’s colors while maintaining authenticity.
- The entire building will be painted to replicate its Art Deco style.
- Once the restoration is complete, a new custom sign complimenting the building’s design will be installed.
To ensure all architectural features remain intact, United Trophy is working closely with the City of Orlando’s Appearance Review Board during the updating process.
The renovations have already started and are scheduled to be complete by early 2020. Are you really interested in getting a sneak peek of what the newly renovated project will look like? Well we obtained some renderings and it looks like the spot is going to be really cool:
What do you think?
610 North Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801
In addition to the location on Orange Avenue, United Trophy also has two other Central Florida locations: Sand Lake (Terrace at the Florida Mall) and Seminole (E. Semoran Blvd.). To learn more about United Trophy & Awards, visit UnitedTrophy.com.
Have you ever been to or purchased something from United Trophy?