Here’s another sign with no history I can trace. On Almaden Road, in a closed lot where this sign stands. So [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.
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]
Often, the signs I am most attracted to are the empty, broken ones, the ones with no image left to hint at what [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]
Remember Mervyn’s ? Mervin G. Morris opened the first store in San Lorenzo, California on July 29, 1949. The [Read More]