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We may still have a few items to work out, so if you encounter any problems, please let us know. SCA members are currently making plans for our 2017 conference and tour in Cincinnati. This event will celebrate our 40th anniversary and we look forward to having you join us! If you are renewing a membership, you no longer need to login, just go to the SCA Store > Membership and chose you level. Thanks!

small header sca logoRoadside News

pepsi signThanks in part to a letter of recommendation from the SCA, the bright and beautiful Pepsi-Cola sign has recently been recognized as an official New York City Landmark.


Read the full story here!

2016 Falling by the Wayside list announced!

The nominations received for this year’s Falling By the Wayside list illustrate threats to all kinds of resources.  From service stations to signs and restaurants to motor courts, all of America’s roadside is under threat.  The 2016 nominations also illustrate the fact that the threat affecting the country’s roadside is truly a nationwide phenomenon.  The nominees this year came from Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Colorado, and Hawaii, showing that the problem literally stretches from coast to coast and beyond.

So, in order to bring awareness to the threats that continue to affect our roadside resources, may we present the 2016 Falling By the Wayside list:


lincoln motor court

Lincoln Motor Court

Lincoln Motor Court – Mann’s Choice, PA

Log Cabin Grill – Rochester, MN

Lihue Motor Service Station – Lihue, HI

Neon Signs of Colfax Avenue – Denver, Lakewood, and Aurora, CO


Please visit our Falling by the Wayside page for more details!

Road Trip!

SCA members have been touring the roadside for decades. From the Black Hills of South Dakata to the Jersey shore, we've been there! Join us for our next event, coming up in Cincinnati in 2017

SCA Roadside Photos

SCA members are amongst the most prolific chroniclers of the American roadside. Browse just a few of the millions of images they have captured over the past 40 years!

Alert Us To a Roadside Loss!

Is there a structure in your area that is in danger of being lost forever? Please alert us so we can spread the word! Together, let's help save it!