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California Signs (page 22)

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Harry's Hofbrau
Redwood City, CA
Harry's Hofbrau opened here in 1954. This sign is probably from then. There are now other locations in San Jose and San Leandro but those do not have signs like this one. [map]

Dick & Dale's
Upholstery [gone]
Redwood City, CA
Atherton
U-Save Liquors
Redwood City, CA
Dick & Dale's Upholstery closed around 2002. The sign is now part of the Museum of Neon Art collection.

Atherton U-Save Liquors was part of the U-Save Liquors chain. This sign is probably from the 1950s. This photo is from 2014. In 2015, the neon was removed and the letters were replaced with backlit plastic. There are similar signs in Merced, Fresno, and elsewhere in Northern California. [map]

Broadway Cleaners
Redwood City, CA
Broadway Cleaners was established in 1938. It moved to this location later. This sign is from the late 1950s. The arrows are lit sequentially at night. [map]

Redwood City Florist
Redwood City, CA
The Redwood City Florist sign is probably from the 1950s. [map]

More Redwood City Signs:
Mels Bowl
Sequoia Hotel
Welcome Arch

Reedley Flower Shop
Reedley, CA
Reliable Shoe Store
Reedley, CA
Ben's Liquor
Reseda, CA
The Reedley Flower Shop is still in operation. It opened in 1951 and this sign appears to be from then. [map]

The Reliable Shoes store closed in 2008 and the space has been vacant since then. This sign which has been there since at least 1945 still remains as of 2016. It features a Red Goose Shoes logo at the top. Once a common feature of shoe store signs, there are only a few of them left around the country now. [map]

Ben's Liquor sign is probably from the 1950s. Around 2020, the neon was removed and the letters were replaced with backlit plastic versions. For more, see this website. [map]

Rialto Signs:
Orange Bowl [gone]

Hotel Mac
Richmond, CA
Last Spot Lounge [gone]
Richmond, CA
The Hotel Mac was built in 1911. The restaurant and bar sign is probably from the 1940s or 1950s. For more, see this website. [map]

The Last Spot Lounge, previously The Spot, and this liquor store shared the same building. The signs appeared to be from the 1940s or 1950s. The "Wine Liquor" sign was identical to this one in San Francisco. These photos are from 2014. The signs were there in 2016 but gone by 2017. For more, see this website.

More Richmond Signs:
Richmond Municipal Natatorium

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