The Center Paint Company sign is probably from 1955. The store moved to the current location in 1965, but the sign [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.
Dick’s Center was a part of a family-owned grocery store chain owned by Dick Yee. The first supermarket [Read More]
Records put the construction of the first phase of Almaden Center down to 1964. (Thank you Frank Langben for [Read More]
Y Not was originally a bar, which explains why the sign resembles a martini glass. But it’s been an adult toy [Read More]
If you, like me, thought there might be a connection between this store’s name and the famous Mr. T, then [Read More]
Time Deli has stood at the corner of San Carlos and West Bascom since the 50s. And their famous tri-tip sandwich is [Read More]