Now renamed 5 Spot Chivas Grill, this restaurant was built in 1931, and may be the oldest drive-in restaurant in [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.
I sketched this “empty sign” in San Jose’s Japantown years ago, before I knew it’s [Read More]
Race Street Seafood Kitchen was a San Jose institution dating back to 1947. It closed on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015. [Read More]
The Ann Darling Shopping center is where the Food Bowl sign stands. The sign dates back to 1959. Yet another [Read More]
Googie signs are the best, there’s such an air of optimism to their almost-brash, futuristic look. When you [Read More]
I remember an evening of dinner and live music at Garden City, not so long ago. Okay, maybe it’s been 15ish [Read More]