New plans are afloat to build a boutique hotel where Charles Motel now stands. So the sign stands for now, [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.
Sketching old signs in San Jose has always had a sense of urgency for me. I never know when a sign on my long list [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]
Century 21 Theater opened in 1964, the finest in a series of dome theaters designed by Vincent Raney. Century 21 [Read More]