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Other Roadside Signage Northern California

 

 

House of Wigs
Oakland, CA
Photo courtesy Kallisti

Check out this old marquee for the House of Wigs. Doesn't this place remind you of an old downtown shopping area. Can even imagine the smell of popcorn and candy wafting from a neighboring Woolworths.

 

House of Wigs
Oakland, CA
Photo courtesy Mercy Calman

 

UPDATE 07/07 : Here's another photo of the House of Wigs as it goes through a going out of business sale. 07-07

 

 

Camera Corner
Oakland, CA
Photo and info courtesy Devil Doll

This sign for the Camera Corner was recently removed but is supposed to be restored and put back up.

 

 

American Poultry Co.
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

The glass on this neon still look ok, so the lack of nighttime neon on this sign for the American Poultry Co. may be more of a store decision than anything else.

 

 

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.

 

 

Conklin Bros
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.

 

Western Mountaineering
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.

 

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