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San Jose Signs Index 

Babe's Mufflers
808 The Alameda
Pole/Pylon, Sculptural
Neon, Fiberglass
Car Culture
SJ City Landmark

Babe’s Muffler Service has been doing business at 808 The Alameda in San Jose since 1953. In an effort to attract more customers, Babe “The Muffler Man” was brought onto the scene in the 1960s. Babe is one of at least a hundred giant muffler men statues situated throughout the United States. Loved by some, despised by others, Babe was designated a San Jose city landmark in the 1990s. 

--Heather David

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