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Encyclopedia > Kenmore Square
View of the Citgo sign in Kenmore Square
View of the Citgo sign in Kenmore Square

Kenmore Square is a square in Boston, Massachusetts near Fenway Park, consisting of the intersection of several main avenues, (including Beacon Street and Commonwealth Avenue) as well as several other cross streets, and Kenmore Station, a T stop. Kenmore Square abuts Boston University, and is synonymous with Landsdowne Street, Boston's nightlife center. ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 467 KB) Summary This is an image of the Citgo sign sitting on the Boston University Bookstore Mall. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 467 KB) Summary This is an image of the Citgo sign sitting on the Boston University Bookstore Mall. ... A town square is an open area commonly found in the heart of a traditional town used for community gatherings. ... Nickname: City on a Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Solar System), Athens of America Official website: www. ... Fenway Park is the home ballpark for the Boston Red Sox baseball club. ... It has been suggested that Commonwealth avenue be merged into this article or section. ... Kenmore Station is a subway stop on Bostons MBTA, located in Kenmore Square. ... The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is a quasi-governmental organization formed in 1964 that controls the subway, bus, commuter rail, and ferry systems in the Boston, Massachusetts area. ... For the unrelated Jesuit university in Chestnut Hill, see Boston College. ...


The Boston Citgo sign

Citgo refers to its logo as the "trimark." A large, double-faced sign featuring this logo overlooks Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts and has become a landmark, partly because of its appearance in the background in televised baseball games. The current 60 foot by 60 foot incarnation, unveiled in March 2005 after a six-month restoration project, features thousands of light-emitting diodes (LEDs). LEDs were selected for their durability, energy efficiency, intensity, and ease of maintenance. Earlier versions featured neon lighting; the previous sign contained some 5,878 glass tubes with a total length of over five miles. Citgo Petroleum Corporation or Citgo is a United States oil refiner and marketer of gasoline, lubricants, petrochemicals and other petroleum products. ... Fenway Park is the home ballpark for the Boston Red Sox baseball club. ... Nickname: City on a Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Solar System), Athens of America Official website: www. ... Baseball is a team sport in which a player on one team (the pitcher) attempts to throw a hard, fist-sized ball at a player on the other team (the batter), who attempts to hit the baseball with a tapered, smooth, cylindrical bat that can be made out of either... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Blue, green and red LEDs. ... Lighting neon lamp, two 220/230 volt and 110 V neon lamps and a screwdriver with neon lamp inside A neon lamp is a gas discharge lamp containing neon gas (or in types with different colors also other noble gas) at low pressure. ...


The first sign, featuring the Cities Service logo, was built in 1940, and replaced with the trimark in 1965. In 1979 Governor Edward J. King ordered it turned off as a symbol of energy conservation. Four years later, Citgo attempted to disassemble the weatherbeaten sign, and was surprised to be met with widespread public affection for the sign and protest at its threatened removal. The Boston Landmarks Commission ordered its disassembly postponed while the issue was debated. While never formally declared a landmark, it was refurbished and relit by Citgo in 1983 and has remained in operation ever since. In 2005, during a major renovation, the neon lights of the Citgo sign were removed and replaced with a light-emitting diode display. 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... Edward Joseph King (born May 11, 1925) was the Governor of the U.S. state of Massachusetts from 1979 to 1983. ... For the physical concepts, see conservation of energy and energy efficiency. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Blue, green and red LEDs. ...


There is no associated Citgo gas station -- the sign is now a historical landmark, visible over the left field wall of Fenway Park during most televised Boston Red Sox games. It was highlighted in the 1968 short film Go, Go Citgo and a 1983 Life Magazine photograph feature. The association with Fenway and the Red Sox is so strong that local little league fields often are decorated with replicas of the Citgo sign, as is Hadlock Field in Portland, Maine. Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (6) 2004 â€¢ 1918 â€¢ 1916 â€¢ 1915 1912 â€¢ 1903 AL Pennants (11) 2004 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 1975 â€¢ 1967 1946 â€¢ 1918 â€¢ 1916 â€¢ 1915 1912 â€¢ 1904 â€¢ 1903 East Division titles (5) 1995 â€¢ 1990 â€¢ 1988 â€¢ 1986 1975 Wild card berths... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... Short subject is an American film industry term that historically has referred to any film in the format of two reels, or approximately 20 minutes running time, or less. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A cover of Life Magazine from 1911 Life has been the name of two notable magazines published in the United States. ... A sepia-tinted photograph of an English couple, taken in 1895. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (6) 2004 â€¢ 1918 â€¢ 1916 â€¢ 1915 1912 â€¢ 1903 AL Pennants (11) 2004 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 1975 â€¢ 1967 1946 â€¢ 1918 â€¢ 1916 â€¢ 1915 1912 â€¢ 1904 â€¢ 1903 East Division titles (5) 1995 â€¢ 1990 â€¢ 1988 â€¢ 1986 1975 Wild card berths... Little League is the name of a non-profit organization in the United States which organizes local childrens leagues of baseball and softball throughout the USA and the rest of the world. ... Hadlock Field is a Minor League baseball stadium in Portland, Maine. ... Official website: www. ...


See also

External links
  • Citgo sign
  • Conversion of Citgo sign to LEDs (news article)

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Kenmore Square - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (401 words)
Kenmore Square is a square in Boston, Massachusetts near Fenway Park, consisting of the intersection of several main avenues, (including Beacon Street and Commonwealth Avenue) as well as several other cross streets, and Kenmore Station, a T stop.
Kenmore Square abuts Boston University, and is synonymous with Landsdowne Street, Boston's nightlife center.
Citgo refers to its logo as the "trimark." A large, double-faced sign featuring this logo overlooks Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts and has become a landmark, partly because of its appearance in the background in televised baseball games.
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