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]
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.
There are only a few of these older 7-Eleven signs left in San Jose. Did you know that the company’s first [Read More]
An arrow and a mid-century script together make this a classic icon of a neon sign. The giant red arrow has been [Read More]
Handpainted signs are the rarest of vintage signs in San Jose. Not many remain, making the Diamond Laundry and [Read More]
With something as iconic as Original Joe’s sign, you just need to see a wee little bit of it and you know [Read More]
The Center Paint Company sign is probably from 1955. The store moved to the current location in 1965, but the sign [Read More]