The once-defunct Plaza Hotel gets a new lease of life. But what of the sign?
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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]
New plans are afloat to build a boutique hotel where Charles Motel now stands. So the sign stands for now, [Read More]
A House of Flowers
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]
Food Bowl at Ann Darling Shopping Center
The Ann Darling Shopping center is where the Food Bowl sign stands. The sign dates back to 1959. Yet another [Read More]
Futurama Bowl (now Safeway)
Googie signs are the best, there’s such an air of optimism to their almost-brash, futuristic look. When you [Read More]