There are lots of places to see and photograph neon lights and signs in Oakland. Many have wiki pages, but some don't. Not all of the neon works. For more interesting Oakland signs, some neon, some not, see the sign postings on Our Oakland.

There was a cool photography show in 2010 called "Oakland Lost and Found" by local photographers of neon signs. Some of the shots are in their flickr group.

  • Coroner's Bureau - sign is gone (cc picture)
  • Rexall Drugs
  • Walter Bennett's Camera - gone; was on Lakeshore (cc picture)
  • Golden Hours Bar
  • French Cleaners place on Piedmont
  • Art's Crab Shak
  • Smitty's
  • The Oaks Motel - sadly, they replaced with craptastic plastic sign (cc picture pre-craptastic replacement, and another)
  • The Graduate
  • Hansen Coffee
  • Glenn's Hot Dogs
  • Donut Time (or Donut Corner)
  • La Estrellita
  • GMC dealer - gone (cc picture)
  • George and Walt's
  • Jesus Saves Pentecostal Church
  • Village Market
  • The Rio Motel - this building no longer exists; torn down for MacArthur BART transit village (cc picture here and here)
  • Hutch
  • Make Westing
  • Geo Kayes
  • Ideal Cleaners
  • Island Market
  • Colonial Chapel
  • Fairview Motel
  • Fish King
  • Menlo Hotel
  • Sign pointing to Children's Hospital (10 blocks west)
  • Larms Building Supply
  • Holiday Motel
  • Gill's Electric
  • Sage Motel
  • 527 Exchange Studios
  • Clancy's
  • The Uptown bar or whatever it's called with the guitar type thing hanging off (picture)
  • Laurel Lounge
  • Christopher's Burgers
  • Hi Hat Cleaners
  • Nan Yang- gone (cc picture)
  • Laurel Gift Shop
  • Woody's Laundromat Cafe
  • Downtown Merchants Parking (this has to be gone, right?) (cc picture)
  • Talk of the Town Taqueria
  • Bill McNally
  • Claremont Diner
  • Paramount Liquor
  • Weeds (the tuxedo store- is that Piedmont, technically?)
  • Hotel Milton
  • Broadway Motel
  • Jackson Liquors & Party Service
  • Donovan's Liquors/Alcatel 
  • Mullen's Liquors
  • Hub Liquors
  • Captain Video (closed) (cc picture)
  • Lakeshore Natural Foods
  • Golden Bull bar (closed) (cc picture)
  • Launderville
  • Bench and Bar
  • Lineman's Club, 1625 International (copyright picture)
  • Anh Dao
  • Golden Boy Pizza (which I think is gone?)
  • G & G Hardware (Temescal- store gone, sign still there)
  • Miller's Flowers
  • 353 Grand aka Mei Lan Building (anyone know anything about this place?)
  • Alpine Hotel
  • Club 2101
  • Kay Chesterfield
  • Mijori
  • Sutter Hotel
  • Spitz Jewelry (moved)
  • Drafting Furniture
  • Rossi's Flowers
  • Hi-Quality Liquors
  • Baggy's By the Lake
  • Seminary Market Liquors
  • Foothill Discount Liquors 
  • M.P. Variety (store and sign gone. copyright photo)
  • Hotel Harrison
  • East Oakland Deliverance Center (cc picture)
  • Rhea's Salon
  • Vo's
  • Glenview Shoe Repair
  • The New Parish
  • Dimond Printers
  • Touraine Hotel (540 14th St)
  • Miss Pearl's- gone (cc picture)
  • Selective Cuts
  • Wesley Cleaners
  • Cut Close
  • Ponzo
  • The Best Bling Shop (cc picture)
  • Braids By Betty
  • Gregoire
  • Germany's Best Auto Repair
  • Ensarro
  • Diving Swallow Tattoo
  • Civic Center Lodge Motel (yes, lodge and motel)
  • Temple Tattoo

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photo by greenkozi