I’ve driven down this street countless times and never noticed this sign for Quiet Village. This pretty [Read More]
This site documents the disappearing vintage signage of San Jose, California, captured through Urban Sketches. Know of a sign I haven’t sketched yet? Or a story connected to a sign? I’d love to hear from you. Use the contact page and get in touch.
Orchard Supply was originally established by prune farmers as a cooperative during the Great Depression. Each [Read More]
An arrow and a mid-century script together make this a classic icon of a neon sign. The giant red arrow has been [Read More]
The Center Paint Company sign is probably from 1955. The store moved to the current location in 1965, but the sign [Read More]
Dick’s Center was a part of a family-owned grocery store chain owned by Dick Yee. The first supermarket [Read More]
When I sketched this sign in 2014, I knew it wouldn’t be around for long. The property had been sold and the [Read More]