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.
Posts tagged neon
Liquor Bottle Shop
The great thing about small store signs is that I see the neon tubing, the wiring...all the stuff that makes it so [Read More]
Empty Signs V: Ken Ying Low Chop Suey Restaurant
I sketched this “empty sign” in San Jose’s Japantown years ago, before I knew it’s [Read More]
The Card Mart
The Card Mart neon sign is an early example of the work of Electrical Products Corp., once the largest manufacturer [Read More]
Hotel Sainte Claire
San Jose's "Million Dollar Hotel", the Sainte Claire.
Quiet Village (now T&T Marine Aquarium)
I’ve driven down this street countless times and never noticed this sign for Quiet Village. This pretty [Read More]