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How to Save a Roadside Place

How to Save a Roadside Place

Interested in saving an endangered roadside place? Unsure where to start? This guide will start you on your own journey toward saving a meaningful roadside icon in your community.
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Roadside Roundup - Apr 2018

Roadside Roundup – Apr 2018

The April 2018 issue of Roadside Roundup is now posted. It includes:
  • Your invitation to join SCA @ Blobfest 2018
  • SCA consults on Chester Bridge project
  • How to save a roadside place
  • Roadside news
  • And more
Roadside Roundup is a quarterly e-newsletter published by the SCA. It features news, links, articles and more. If
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SCA Roadside Roundup - Dec 2017

SCA Roadside Roundup – Dec 2017

The December 2017 issue of Roadside Roundup is now posted. It includes:
  • News on the April 10-12, 2018 symposium hosted by the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT)
  • SCA Archives update
  • Blobfest update
  • And more
Roadside Roundup is a quarterly e-newsletter published by the SCA. It features news, links, articles and more.
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Society for Commercial Archeology Donates Archives to Alexander Architectural Archives

Society for Commercial Archeology Donates Archives to Alexander Architectural Archives

The 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.
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Fallling by the Wayside 2016

NO. 1: Lincoln Motor Court 5104 Lincoln Highway Mann's Choice, PA History: Constructed between 1938 and 1941, the Lincoln Motor Court is one of the most iconic remaining resources along the Lincoln Highway, the country’s first transcontinental highway. The complex consists of 12 cottages arranged in a “U” around the owner’s residence and motor court office.
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What is Commercial Archeology? Raina Regan Explains.

What is Commercial Archeology? Raina Regan Explains.

What is commercial archeology? SCA Board of Directors Co-Vice President, Raina Regan, gets asked that a lot. Here’s what she says: When I mention I’m currently on the board of directors for the Society for Commercial Archeology, I often get a lot of blank stares or questioning glances. “What exactly is Commercial Archeology?” they might ask.
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An Interview with the Society for Commercial Archeology

An Interview with the Society for Commercial Archeology

A 2013 interview by Nelson James of Signs.com. A few days ago we posted my interview with Danielle Kelly from The Neon Museum in Las Vegas. During the interview she mentioned that I must reach out to the Society for Commercial Archeology. She said if you love the older, lesser know signs and buildings of America’s
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Falling by the Wayside 2013

No. 1: White Springs Restaurant 30159 Klein Brewery Road >McGregor, IA United States One of McGregor's biggest tourist attractions in 1933 was the white sand caves on the Klein Brewery property known today as the White Springs Supper Club. While the brewery operated, the caves were used for storing and cooling of the brew. They had
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Falling by the Wayside 2011

No. 1: Airplane Filling Station 6829-6899 Clinton Highway Knoxville, TN37921 United States Located on the side of the busy Clinton Highway, northeast of Knoxville, the Airplane Filling Station catches the eye of passing motorists. Elmer and Henry Nickle built the plane-shaped gas station in 1930 along the newly widened U.S. 25 (Dixie Highway) with that just
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Falling by the Wayside 2010

No. 1: Buckhorn Baths 5964 East Main Street Mesa, AZ United States Buckhorn Baths, a ten-acre oasis of palms, gardens and Spanish bungalows, sits along Mesa’s busy Main Street, a reminder of the town’s former life as a desert resort community. Closed for over a decade, future restoration and reuse of the property is growing less
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