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Golden Era Shops Southern California

 

Ray's Radio
Photo courtesy James Twardy

San Diego is also home to many golden era shops. See them at Roadside Peek's Golden Era Shops San Diego.

 

 

Arroyo Furniture
Los Angeles, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

This marquee for the Arroyo Furniture brings back flashbacks to the old architecture that used to decorate just about every city in the old days.

 

 

Wertz Candies (Closed)
Glendale, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

The Alan Wertz Candies in Glendale is an old candy store dating back to 1945 that shut down its original location and moved up the street. Here's a shot of the its former site prior to the move to its new location. 02-03

 

 

Kingdom Vacuums
Northridge, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Kingdom Vacuums is an old sign that advertises an old trade type of business.

 

 

Zenith TV (Demolished)
Buena Park, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Remember the eye-catching Zenith TV sign that used to be quite visible from off the I-5 near Beach Boulevard? Well, it's a flashback in time that unfortunately is now just a memory. A car dealership sits in its place now.

 

 

Color TV Sign
Photo courtesy Adriene Biondo

Here's an old "Color TV" sign that appears to sit on the outside of an old motel.

 

 

Ye Barber
Fullerton, CA
Photo and info courtesy Tony Craig

This barber shop is in the same shopping center as the La Palma Chicken Pie shop. Knights of the Round Tabled to ye barber. Actually, the original owners were from Vietnam, and they brought the sign to the US when they moved here (Anaheim).

 

 

Bellflower Camera
Bellflower, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

The old sign for Bellflower Camera still sits atop the building.

 

UPDATE 06/04 : The Bellflower Camera sign no longer sits on this building next to the main drag in Bellflower. The owner sold the building to a medical supply business. Many thanks to Loretta Lewis for update. 06-04

 

 

Dan-Dee Shoe Repair
Hollywood, CA
Photo courtesy Adriene Biondo

The Dan-Dee Shoe Repair sign on Vine St. in Hollywood was recently refurbished.

 

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