City Cleaners on Race Street, San Jose dates back to the 40s or 50s.
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.
Now renamed 5 Spot Chivas Grill, this restaurant was built in 1931, and may be the oldest drive-in restaurant in [Read More]
Chiaramonte's Deli & Sausages is San Jose's oldest running shop, dating back to 1908.
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]
Rumor has it that La Villa still sells about 1000 boxes of raviolis a week and the day or two before Christmas, [Read More]
I sketched this “empty sign” in San Jose’s Japantown years ago, before I knew it’s [Read More]