Friday, July 24, 2009

signs: the other Acme Fire Extinguisher sign

Quick Aid Fire Guards

The Acme Fire Extinguisher sign is one of the better known old signs in Oakland besides the theater signs. But many people don't know Acme has two cool signs. Admittedly the one on Fruitvale is the better of the two, but the one around the corner on 13th is a nice one, too. It's also got most of the neon tubes still intact.

3 comments:

ArtSparker said...

I like the building on San Pablo, near the Ecology Center, that has fire extinguisher graphics on it. It may be over the border and in Berkeley.

Gene said...

This place just south of Ashby that has the word "FIRE" on the side? Google Maps says that's Berkeley. I think that's correct, as the numbering changes at 67th St. Though it's all confusing because on San Pablo you go from Oakland to Emeryville to Oakland to Berkeley in a few miles.

ArtSparker said...

I'm not good with maps, but that is probably the place. It is acroos the street from where the Depot for Creative Reuse once was.