Race Street Seafood Kitchen was a San Jose institution dating back to 1947. It closed on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015. Like many small businesses, a pretty utilitarian sign (with a fish and a chicken on it) marked where it stood.
The sign stood among a jungle of electric wires strung across the street. Last I saw it, the sign was covered in netting and defunct. Like so many other vintage signs from the area, I am glad I got a sketch of it when it was around.
247 Race St