Thanks 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.
The Society for Commercial Archeology seeks proposals for its Cincinnati conference day of paper sessions on Friday, October 6, 2017. The SCA welcomes proposals from presenters eager to share their investigations into the history and architecture of the American roadside with a diverse audience of preservationists, stewards, academics, writers, photographers, and others with an interest in commercial archaeology.Read More
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 – 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!
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 2017Read More