All our vintage signs are part of San Jose’s history, but Kentucky Fried Chicken Bucket sign is extra [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.
Sands Motel is located on Monterey Highway which was more traveled in the 1960’s. Today many of the [Read More]
Westside Billiards has been around since about 1947. The neon lettering and the 6-pointed star were probably part [Read More]
This sign for Carlo Firato and Sons Delicatessen is from the 1920s and is one of the oldest signs in existence in [Read More]
This Wheel Works sign is from the 1950s. Ever wondered how neon signs are made? If you watch this [Read More]
Ritz Cleaners is now gone, as is the rest of the strip mall it stands in. It’s so easy to overlook these [Read More]