Historic JC Penney Sign Restored by The Helper Project


The Helper Project has once again supported efforts to preserve history and bring unique touches to the city with the restoration of the iconic JC Penney sign.

Gary DeVincent recently sold the sign to The Helper Project for restoration. Steve Adams, in conjunction with his fine arts gallery, has brought new life to the sign and has hung it on his storefront, which used to house the city’s JC Penney business.

According to Roy Jespersen of The Helper Project, the JC Penney store in Helper was one of the first in Utah. “If you get a chance, take a visit. Most of the architectural elements have been preserved,” Jespersen said. “Steve would be happy to give you a tour.”

Members of the community can see the sign at the current Steve Lee Adams Fine Arts Gallery on Historic Helper Main Street.

“The Helper Project is thrilled that we were able to help fund the restoration on the JC Penney sign to the historic JC Penney building in Helper,” Jespersen shared. “Special thanks to Gary DeVincent from whom the sign was purchased and to Steve Adams, and his fine arts gallery, who has brought this historic Helper building back to life.”

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