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u of texas austinThe Society for Commercial Archeology (SCA) has initiated the donation of our archives to Alexander Architectural Archives, Architecture & Planning Library at The University of Texas at Austin. Students began processing the many pieces as school work during the fall 2017 semester.

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!

Potential 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!