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San Francisco Signs (page 2)

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Trad'r Sam
San Francisco, CA
Columbus Cafe
San Francisco, CA
Garden of Eden
San Francisco, CA
The Trad'r Sam bar was established in 1937. This sign is probably from the 1950s. For more, see this website. [map]

The Columbus Cafe was established in 1936. This sign could be from then. For more, see this website. [map]

The Garden of Eden strip club opened in 1972. These signs must be from then. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Pop's Bar
San Francisco, CA
Pop's Bar opened in 1947. This sign may be from then. For more, see this website. [map]

St. Mary's Pub
San Francisco, CA
Blue Plate
San Francisco, CA
St. Mary's Pub opened in 1948. This sign is probably from then. It has probably lost some detail over the years. The sign had just been repainted when this photo was taken in 2014. For more, see this website. [map]

The owner of the Blue Plate bought this vintage sign at a flea market and hung it in front of the restaurant. The Blue Plate opened in 1999. For more, see this website. [map]

Spot Lite Market
San Francisco, CA
The Spot Lite Market sign is probably from the 1940s or 1950s. [map]

Bi-Rite Market
San Francisco, CA
Bi-Rite Market opened in 1940. I believe this sign is from then. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

YMCA
Steuart St.
San Francisco, CA
YMCA
Sacramento St.
San Francisco, CA
Wine Liquor
San Francisco, CA
The YMCA sign on Steuart St. appears to be either a replica of an older sign or a modern sign. [map]

The YMCA sign on Sacramento St. in Chinatown looks like a recently refurbished sign from the 1950s. For more, see this website. [map]

This Wine Liquor sign hangs above an antiques shop. It is identical to this one at the Last Spot Lounge in Richmond, CA. I don't know if the two stores were related or if the sign shop just made these signs for a variety of businesses. [map]

Britex Fabrics
San Francisco, CA
Sherman Clay & Co. [gone]
San Francisco, CA
The Britex Fabrics store opened in 1952. This 30 foot tall sign was installed then. In 2015, the business moved. In 2016, the building owner announced that the sign might be adapted for the next tenant. For more, see this website. [map]

The Sherman Clay & Co. piano company was founded in San Francisco in 1870. In 2013, the company was bought out by Steinway & Sons. This sign was removed in 2015 and is presumed to have been destroyed. I believe the sign was built in 1935. It was originally located on Kearny St. The City believed that the sign was from the 1990s and was not historic. Perhaps, the sign was restored and moved to Market St. in the 1990s.

Park Bowl
San Francisco, CA
500 Club
San Francisco, CA
The Park Bowl operated here from 1952-1996. The bowling sign on the tower remains. The building has housed the Amoeba Music record store since 1997. For more, see this website. [map]

The 500 Club sign was installed in 1953. [map]

Doc's Clock
San Francisco, CA
The Doc's Clock sign appears to be from the 1950s. It was repainted sometime after 2012. These photos are from 2014. In 2016, it was announced that Doc's Clock would be moving. The bar is working with the City with the hope of bringing the sign to the new location. For more, see this website. [map]

Skyline Realty
San Francisco, CA
Mack's Valet Cleaners
San Francisco, CA
Little City Market
San Francisco, CA
Stella Pastry & Cafe
San Francisco, CA
This Skyline Realty sign is an interesting mix of neon, plastic, and bulbs. I suspect that it's from the 1960s or later. [map]

The Mack's Valet Cleaners sign appears to be from the 1950s or earlier. It was previously named "Jack's Valet Cleaners." The letter "J" is still visible under the "M". Over the word "Tailor", neon tubing spells out "Pressing". [map]

The Little City Market was established in the early 1940s. This sign may be from then or slightly later. [map]

Stella Pastry & Cafe was established in 1942. This sign is probably from then. For more, see this website. [map]

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