Neon light left on since 1935

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Turned on during the Great Depression, back when a loaf of bread cost 9 cents, the neon bulb has been casting a shy glow ever since, hidden away behind a basement wall. The building's current owner, who discovered the light when he pulled walls apart for a renovation, believes it was installed in 1935 but covered with plywood during a reconstruction. Workers had apparently never disconnected the electricity, and it is estimated the mistake has cost more than $17,000 in electric bills.

 

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