SCA Articles

SCA@40: <em>Editors Word:</em> Digging into Commercial Archeology’s Past

SCA@40: Editors Word: Digging into Commercial Archeology’s Past

FULL ARTICLE MOST OF US have unique stories about how we came to join the SCA. Mine involved an eagle, a birdie, and may have been the only membership linked to golf. At least the course, Valle Vista, was situated
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SCA@40: Dawn of a New Age

SCA@40: Dawn of a New Age

FULL ARTICLE By Keith A. Sculle – COMMERCIAL ARCHEOLOGY started from the efforts of a few people promoting the preservation of structures that were long ignored and discredited in mid-century America.
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SCA@40: Origins

SCA@40: Origins

FULL ARTICLE By Arthur Krim Forty years ago, in November 1977, the first annual meeting of the Society for Commercial Archeology (SCA) took place at the Museum of Transportation in Boston, now the site of the Children’s Museum on the
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The Playbill: SCA in the Motor City

The Playbill: SCA in the Motor City

FULL ARTICLE By Keith A. Sculle – My introduction to the Society for Commercial Archeology was at the second conference held at Columbia University in 1978.
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SCA@40: The Meeting That Sparked the Birth of the SCA

SCA@40: The Meeting That Sparked the Birth of the SCA

FULL ARTICLE By Chester Liebs – On November 20, 1976, I chaired a meeting at the University of Vermont’s Robert Hull Fleming Museum to explore the future of the commercial heritage generated by the automobile in the 20th century.
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SCA in the 1990s

SCA in the 1990s

FULL ARTICLE By Brian Butko – Century III Mall opened south of Pittsburgh in 1979. That was “my” mall and throughout the 1980s. Its thousands of parking spots would fill to capacity, leaving anxious shoppers to park on streets, on grass,
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Behind the Story: The World’s Largest Revolving Sign

Behind the Story: The World’s Largest Revolving Sign

FULL ARTICLE Douglas Towne answers a few questions regarding his article in the Fall 2017 issue of the SCA Journal, “Ain’t No Valley Higher: The Spin on the World’s Largest Revolving Sign.”
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Five Faves: Paintings by Jeffrey L. Neumann

Five Faves: Paintings by Jeffrey L. Neumann

By Jeffrey L. Neumann 1: The Red Ball Café, Albuquerque, NM Watercolor on Arches paper, 22 x 30, 2017 The Red Ball Café opened in 1922 on the original alignment of Route 66. The cafe "gained a local following for
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Five Faves: Oklahoma City

Five Faves: Oklahoma City

By Lynne Rostochi From its very first Land Run days in 1889, Oklahoma City has been a mecca for daring men and women intent on transforming the flat, grassy prairie into a thoroughly modern metropolis in the Heartland. This risk-taking
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