Historic G sign in Fresno to be removed Saturday

A new sign should be up next year.

The iconic G sign atop one of downtown Fresno’s historic buildings will be replaced. 

The big picture: State Center Community College District announced Thursday that it will remove the G sign from its office on Saturday. 


  • SCCCD purchased the building in 2018, which used to be owned by Guarantee Savings & Loan Association. 
  • Guarantee installed the sign in 1965, which rotated and changed colors according to the weather for 30 years. 
  • SCCCD inspected the sign in 2018 and found that it was not feasible to repair. 

What we’re watching: The community college district plans to install a new G sign by the summer of 2025. 

  • The new sign will have upgraded LED lighting to follow the current exterior building lighting schemes that change in recognition of commemorative events. 
  • In the meantime, the original G sign will be relocated to the Fresno Fairgrounds. 
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