Robin Inn Sign

Collections in the Classroom

Grade Level

Elementary, Middle

Time Period

1951-1999: Late 20th Century



Resource Type

Post-visit material, Pre-visit material, Primary Source

Collections in the Classroom: Robin Inn Sign


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  • Describe this sign. What kind of business do you think this is?
  • How do signs communicate information?


Manuel Loupassi, Greek immigrant and Holocaust survivor, acquired the Robin Inn, located in the Fan district, in 1964. The Loupassi family operated the restaurant for nearly 60 years and served Greek, Italian, and American favorites. The glowing neon sign in the window attracted locals to this gathering spot until closing in 2022.