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Neon Signage Northern California

 

Andy's Pet Shop
San Jose, CA
Photo courtesy Chet Wilson

Andy's Pet Shop is definitely worth a roadside stop as you tour San Jose. Located along Alameda in downtown, the colors of the neon bird is quite a sight to see. The shop has been around since 1950.

 

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

 

 

Ideal Cleaners
Oakland, CA
Photo courtesy Devil Doll

Here is an ideal neon front facade at the Ideal Cleaners in Oakland, CA.

 

 

Eagles Hall
Alameda, CA
Photo courtesy Devil Doll

The Eagles Hall marquee shows its full neon effect as it lights up the sky in Alameda, CA.

The glow from this marquee can be seen for blocks.

 

 

John's Towata Flowers
Alameda, CA
Photo courtesy Devil Doll

Here's a roadside flower shop that features neon effects around the front and in its sign.

John's Towata Flowers in Alameda keeps the roadside in the area glowing at night.

 

 

Masonic Temple
Alameda, CA
Photo courtesy Devil Doll

Alameda, CA is home to this Masonic Temple that features a neon sign that can be for blocks.

 

 

Friendship Baptist
San Francisco, CA
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

Neon roadside church signs are not a dime a dozen these days. Check out this neon cross at the Friendship Baptist Church in San Francisco.

 

 

Farmers Insurance
Alameda, CA
Photo courtesy Devil Doll

This Farmers Insurance Group location features a fancy neon marquee. This sign is located in Alameda, CA.

 

 

 

76 Gas
Palo Alto, CA
Photo courtesy Jason Carlton

Though not necessarily neon, this 76 Gas globe is an icon in its own right.

 

 

Yahoo
San Francisco, CA
Photo courtesy Matt Walsh

This Yahoo sign is a very prominent sight to see off the freeway as you pass near San Francisco.

 

 

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