Monday, September 20, 2010

Sings of the Time

Someone found a bunch of old letters on an abandoned sign at the site of the old Trade Winds Motel at San Mateo and Central.  They could not pass up an opportunity for some word creation.  Click on the photos to read the signs.

I grew up just a few blocks from here and remember how robust these motels were in their day in the 50's and 60's.  There were no vacancy signs most of the time but now just vacant lots after tear downs by the city government.  It had to be done.

 I just thought these signs were cute and also true.

1 comment:

Michelle Meaders said...

Thanks for showing us this. I noticed that the Rapid Ride shelter echoes the red steel canopy supports of the old motel.