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SEE STORY: SCA Pop-up Tour of Manhattan’s Upper East Side a night of neon signs, historic parking garage architecture … and egg creams.

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!

SEE STORY: SCA Pop-up Tour of Manhattan’s Upper East Side a night of neon signs, historic parking garage architecture … and egg creams.

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

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Upcoming Events

2020 Summer Tour

2020 Summer Tour

JUNE 5-7, 2020: Join us for a marvelous mid-century weekend this summer in Queens, New York, as the Society for Commercial Archeology and Retro Roadmap co-host NYC: The Golden Age of Air Travel – SCA Summer 2020 Tour.
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News

SCA Weekly News Review: January 12, 2020

SCA Weekly News Review: January 12, 2020

Raina takes us to a week's worth (or at least a work week's worth) of hotels, motels and motor lodges. Enjoy your stay!
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SCA Weekly News Review: January 5, 2020

SCA Weekly News Review: January 5, 2020

Did you know the Peeps Company in Bethlehem drops a 400 pound illuminated Peep to mark each New Year? Find this and other fun (and not so fun) facts packed into this week's news.
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SCA Weekly News Review: December 29, 2019

SCA Weekly News Review: December 29, 2019

All aboard the last tour of 2019!
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SCA Weekly News Review: December 22, 2019

SCA Weekly News Review: December 22, 2019

Mr. Carsten's holiday week road trip.
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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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