Everyone knows him as Babe the Muffler Man. And he stands at the Alameda at what is officially called Babe’s [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.
The Carriage Square Shopping Center sign from the 60s aims at capturing the romance of an earlier era. It’s [Read More]
Time Deli has stood at the corner of San Carlos and West Bascom since the 50s. And their famous tri-tip sandwich is [Read More]
I’ve never seen the sign for The Bold Knight with the name still on it (except in photographs). According to [Read More]
Dealin’ Dollar Dan. That’s what this wooden sign of the prospector is called. The name makes sense if you [Read More]
There are little neighborhood theaters and there are grand ones. San Jose’s California Theater always [Read More]