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Other Roadside Signage Northern California

 

Callan Realty
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

One characteristic of "googie" signage is utilization of different types of shapes to make up a sign. For example, Simon Rents uses an oval, rectangle, and boomerang arrow to make up its marquee. Here's a cool sign for Callan Realty Co. located in San Francisco.

 

 

Bras Mattos Monuments
Hayward, CA
Photo courtesy Devil Doll

Here's a vertical blade sign atop the Bras Mattos Monuments building in Hayward, CA.

 

 

Kay Upholstery
Oakland, CA
Photo courtesy Devil Doll

The rooftop sign for Kay Upholstery still lights up along this Oakland road.

 

 

 

 

 

Bubbles Bottle Shop
Clear Lake, CA
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

Here's another old sign for Bubble's Bottle. Not sure what kind of place this is, but at the least the sign attempts to look vintage.

 

 

Al's Glass
Sacramento, CA
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

Al's Glass in Sacramento advertises just that... glass.

 

 

 

Dairy Mart
Oakland, CA
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

This old weathered sign points the way into the Dairy Mart in Oakland.

 

Powder Box
Albany, CA
Photo and info courtesy Devil Doll

The Powder Box Beauty Salon in Albany, CA features an old sign (circa 1940's-50's), which was recently re-painted, and now looks "new". Though the sign looks clean and new now, wonder what this sign will look like decades from now.

 

 

Sewing Machine Center
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

Like the shoe repair sign above, the Sewing Machine Center is a reminder that this country was once based on cobblers and trades.

 

 

 

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