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Roadside Heritage

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SCA Gift memberships start at just $55,
$40 for students

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SOCIETY for

COMMERCIAL

ARCHEOLOGY

Advocates for
America’s
Roadside Heritage

Photo: Vintage Wisconsin Dells

MEMBERSHIP IS A GREAT GIFT!

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at just $55,
$40 for students

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The SCA is the oldest national organization devoted to the signs, structures and experiences of the 20th-century American roadscape.

Subscribe to our free email newsletter. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. And become a member, enjoy our great publications, SCA Journal and Road Notes, and join us on our next adventure!

Albany Pop-Up Tour a Huge Success – See story and photos.

The SCA is the oldest national organization devoted to the signs, structures and experiences of the 20th-century American roadscape.

Subscribe to our free email newsletter. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. And become a member, enjoy our great publications, SCA Journal and Road Notes, and join us on our next adventure!

Albany Pop-Up Tour a Huge Success – See story and photos.

The SCA is the oldest national organization devoted to the signs, structures and experiences of the 20th-century American roadscape.

Subscribe to our free email newsletter. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. And become a member, enjoy our great publications, SCA Journal and Road Notes, and join us on our next adventure!

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Upcoming Events

2020 TWA Hotel and Queens Regional Tour

2020 TWA Hotel and Queens Regional Tour

June 5-7, 2020: Celebrate the SCA’s next regional tour by flying back to the 1950s in mid-century style in Queens, NY! We’re holding this event in conjunction with Beth “Mod Betty” Lennon’s Retro Roadmap.
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WRAP-UP: Wacky Wisconsin – SCA’s 42nd Annual Conference

WRAP-UP: Wacky Wisconsin – SCA’s 42nd Annual Conference

“Wacky Wisconsin” – SCA’s 42nd Annual Conference – brought together roadside enthusiasts, historic preservationists, and academic scholars interested in commercial roadside artifacts from across North America.
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News

SCA Weekly News Review: December 15, 2019

SCA Weekly News Review: December 15, 2019

This week, Jeremy takes us for a spin ...
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SCA Weekly News Review: December 1, 2019

SCA Weekly News Review: December 1, 2019

“It’s Nose Day!” and other news courtesy of President Hirsch.
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SCA Weekly News Review: November 24, 2019

SCA Weekly News Review: November 24, 2019

This week's news courtesy of Mike Carsten. Cool stuff!
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Articles

Common Ground: Landscape Mosaics at the Wisconsin State Office Building in Milwaukee

Common Ground: Landscape Mosaics at the Wisconsin State Office Building in Milwaukee

By Lillian Sizemore – Professor Marjorie Kreilick-McNab’s suite of 10 hand-cut modern mosaic murals for the Wisconsin State Office Building in Milwaukee deserve landmark designation and historic preservation.
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Vanishing Points: The Video

Vanishing Points: The Video

Cliff Leppke, author of the SCA Journal article, Vanishing Points: Phillips’ Postwar “New Look” Service Stations, also produced this video as part of his conference paper presentation.
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Vanishing Points: Phillips’ Postwar “New Look” Service Stations

Vanishing Points: Phillips’ Postwar “New Look” Service Stations

By Cliff Leppke – Phillips’ postwar stations were examples of the “New Look,” an abstract art influenced design aesthetic that became the zeitgeist of the 1950s.
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The Art of the Movie Theater: A Disappearing American Tradition

The Art of the Movie Theater: A Disappearing American Tradition

By Stefonie Klavens – During the Great Depression, opulent movie palaces allowed one to escape and dream a while for the price of a ticket.
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Bringing Back Broad

Bringing Back Broad

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE by Emily Taggart Schricker – In March 2019, SCA members were treated to a tour of three historic buildings situated north of Philadelphia’s City Hall – the Studebaker Building, the Divine Lorraine Hotel and the spectacular Philadelphia Metropolitan Opera House.
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SCA Wisconsin Dells Field Trip Guide

SCA Wisconsin Dells Field Trip Guide

The SCA is proud to present Kevin Patrick’s Field Trip Guide to “Wacky Wisconsin.” Read online. Also available as a PDF download.
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