Stark’s Steak & SeafoodÂ 521 Adams St, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
The Desert Inn Motel was locatedÂ 6160 El Cajon Boulevard. Once part of the neon glory days of El Cajon Blvd.
Cheto’s Shoe Repair. The sign located atÂ 2911 University Avenue has been dark for years. The shop itself has moved to a new location a block away. But being the sign is a historic landmark, it remains at 2911 University Avenue.
The historic Hillcrest neon sign. The historic sign was discarded in favor of glaring white LED – most unattractive. Most deservedly won the Hillcrest BIA an “Onion Award” at San Diego’s annual “Orchid and Onion Awards.”
Conversely Kensington opted the keep theirs as a historic landmark on the city register of its historic sites, thus preserving the warmth and nostalgic look historic neon provides.
The 1945 S. Charles Lee designed Loma Theatre, now Bookstar. The great neon has been restored, and much of the interior detailing is intact. Sadly the gorgeous shiny historic terrazzo entrance is gone.