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San Jose Signs Index 

Mark's Hot Dogs
48 S. Capitol Ave.
Pole/Pylon, Sculptural
Neon, Plastic
Delis Diners & Drive-Ins
SJ City Landmark

One of San Jose’s finest examples of roadside vernacular architecture, the giant orange that houses Mark’s Hot Dogs has been around since the 1930s. This particular orange was once part of a chain of 16 juice stands owned by grocer/entrepreneur Frank E. Pohl. Originally located on Alum Rock Avenue, the orange was moved to its current location so that its previous locale could be developed into housing. Mark’s Hot Dogs became a City Landmark in 1992. The plastic hot dog sign dates to the 1980s.
--Heather David

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