This neon cross was put up as the steeple in 1955 as part of a renovation on my former church. My dad was attending first grade in the Lutheran school across the parking lot from the church while the renovations were in progress. He said hundreds of bats flew out when they pulled the old steeple down and for years afterwards the barns all around had an over population of bats. My grandpa rewired the church for the cross. It was a point of pride for the congregation at the time. It can be seen for miles around. It's now considered an antique.