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Flame Club
Sacramento, CA
Photo courtesy Devil Doll

 

Flame Club
Northern California
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

The Flame Club in Sacramento still features a sign that glows throughout the night.

Much of the signage built during the space age era can be found with holes either at the base of the marquee or on the sign itself. These "weight saving" holes were thought to be an efficient use of material, since no structural rigidity was lost.

 

 

Club Raven
Sacramento, CA
Photo courtesy Devil Doll

How about this sign for the Club Raven, especially as seen all lit up along the boulevard.

 

 

Key Club
Emeryville, CA
Photo courtesy Devil Doll

Here's the marquee for the Key Club in Emeryville. This sign advertises the club that was part of the Key Hotel complex. Like the hotel itself, this club and marquee are no more.

 

 

The Avalon
Emeryville, CA
Photo courtesy Devil Doll

The conversation has ceased at The Avalon Social Club in Emeryville, a location that has been demolished like many of the roadside businesses of yesteryear that used to serve the city.

 

 

Fratellanza Club
Oakland, CA
Photo courtesy Devil Doll

The Fratellanza Club in Oakland features a marquee that's still intact a business that is still open. Then again, this club is not located in Emeryville.

 

 

Escalon Club
Escalon, CA
Photo courtesy Devil Doll

Check out the martini glass on this marquee for the Escalon Club in none other than Escalon, CA.

 

 

 

 

 

Little Club
San Leandro, CA
Photo courtesy Devil Doll

Here's a makeshift streamline like sign outside of the Little Club in San Leandro.

 

UPDATE 07/09 : It appears that the Little Club sign is still alive and kicking in San Leandro. Many thanks to Scott Strickland for photo update. 07-09

 

Little Club
San Leandro, CA
Photo courtesy Scott Strickland

 

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