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Other Roadside Signage Northern California

 

Fairfield Skating
Fairfield, CA
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

The Fairfield Roller Rink is a throwback to the era when skating rinks were in vogue. Some, like this one still remain, though many are going to the great skate in the sky.

 

 

7up
San Francisco, CA
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

7up signs used to be quite prevalent back in the day. Here's an old weather beaten one located in San Francisco.

 

 

 

Andy's Pet Shop
San Jose, CA
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

Andy's Pet Shop features a gem of a sign. This colorful marquee sits alongside the main thoroughfare in San Jose.

 

UPDATE 12/09 : The neon hum of the marquee at Andy's Pet Shop is fizzing out after 59 years at its present location along The Alameda in San Jose, CA. Andy's and its oft photographed neon sign opened in 1950 as a pet store and converted to an animal adoption center in 2007. According to the San Jose Mercury News, owner Lissa Shoun is hoping for community donations that will allow her to operate the business at a different location. Word is that the neon sign is now in storage. 12-09

 

 

Raul's Pet Center
Redwood City, CA
Photo courtesy Jason Carlton

The Redwood City area features this sign for Raul's Pet Center, complete with fish.

 

 

Econo Doormasters
San Mateo, CA
Photo and info courtesy Jason Carlton

The sight of the rather interesting lookiing sign for the well known Econo-Doormasters marquee on the rooftop of the business features a grinning character, pressing a button on his chest - he's a garage door remote control device!

 

 

Old West Guns
Photos courtesy Kallisti


Here's a shot of the Old West Guns. Check out the decor in the front of this store at the far right.

To the near right is the marquee for the Old West Guns store.

 

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