Kiddie World Googie Sign, San Jose (1960 - 2001)

The sign that started it all... my "career" in historic preservation, that is. Formerly located at the corner of Stevens Creek Blvd. and San Tomas Expressway in San Jose. The towering spage-age lollipop, with its spiraling atoms and Googie-style lettering, was once the lure to a world of countless childhood delights. For vintage ad, see www.flickr.com/photos/14696209@N02/3629304359/in/set-7215...

 

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Taken on June 18, 2009