Carroll Travel Service
Alameda, CA Photo courtesy Devil Doll
The Carroll Travel Service sign is a throwback to the
earlier era when neon signs were plentiful and small mom and pop shops
were all the rage.
San Mateo, CA Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn
The Conklin Bros sits in San Mateo, CA, advertising its carpets
and rugs to traveler and local shopper alike. The marquee out front is
a throwback to the era when these type of specialty shops were commonplace.
The Western Mountaineering business took over an old
sign that still had the shapes from yesteryear. Unfortunately, this sign
recently came down, now destined for memory ... or the scrap heap.
San Jose, CA Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
To the top left is the sign as it was. To the top right shows the crews
taking down the sign piece by piece.
Harris Funeral Home
Berkeley, CA Photo courtesy Devil Doll
The Harris Funeral Home also features neon lettering, not to mention
"funeral insurance." Neon marquees for funeral parlors and churches
were quite prevalent back in the day, but are more of a rare sight these
San Jose, CA Photo courtesy Adriene Biondo
Sacramento Rug Works Photo and info courtesy Dave van Hulsteyn
'Rug Cleaning by Rug Men'? What an odd slogan. Oh well, it has
worked for 97 years, so what do I know? I'm picturing the Rug Men as this
sort of cartoonish rolled up carpet with hands and feet. I'm sure the
actual Rug Men would be disappointing in comparison. This sign is at Sacramento Rug Works.
Redding, CA Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn
This vintage Greyhound Bus terminal in Redding still features
the greyhound icon on top of its marquee.
Walnut Trailer Villa (Removed) Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn
This trailer park or 'villa' still has a nice boomerang sign out front.
The Walnut Trailer Villa seems to have fallen on hard times, though.