San Francisco Neon

creating neon culture/community

Spend an evening online under the neon glow with San Francisco Neon authors  and photographers Al Barna and Randall Ann Homan.

 

NEON TOUR SCHEDULE

Online tour tickets are free, suggested donation of $10

All tours start at 7:45 pm PST

Thu 7/23 Tenderloin East Neon and Ghost Signs

Thu 8/6 SF Neon Chinatown  Part 1

Thur 8/20 SF Neon Chinatown Part 2

 

Neon brightens the darkness, stay illuminated! Contact us to schedule private tours for up to 12 people.

ONLINE NEON TOURS 2020

Chinatown Neon Parts 1 and 2

There is a wealth of vintage neon signs and stories in the streets and alleys of Chinatown. These two tours feature some of the oldest signs in the city. Although many no longer light up, several signs still give a glow to the neighborhood every evening.

Neon+Tender-Nob ONLINE

As we shelter in place, join us for an online journey through the historic corridors of Jones, Eddy, O'Farrell, Geary, Post, Sutter, and Bush Streets. From the gritty to the sublime, you’ll see vintage neon signs and learn some city history about this iconic San Francisco neighborhood.

Neon+Matchbook Tour of the Tenderloin ONLINE

Follow a historic trail via neon and matchbooks on an online journey to discover San Francisco's mid-century night-life culture. You’ll see stunning visuals of vintage match books and neon signs from the nightclubs, hotels, and late-night greasy spoons that formed the Tenderloin’s mid-century nightscape.

Neon+Ghost Sign History Tour Online: Tenderloin West

This Tenderloin West tour follows a route to discover ghost signs and vintage neon signs along the corridors of Polk, Larkin, Hyde, Post, Geary, and O’Farrell Streets in San Francisco. There are so many vintage signs in the Tenderloin it takes two tours to feature all of these remarkable signs and their backstories.

Neon+Ghost Sign History Tour Online: Tenderloin EAst

This Tenderloin East tour features ghost signs and vintage neon signs along the corridors of Ellis, Eddy, Golden Gate, Leavenworth, Jones, Taylor, Mason, Powell, and Market Streets. There are so many vintage signs in the Tenderloin it takes two tours to feature all these remarkable signs and their backstories.

All photos © 2014 Al Barna and Randall Ann Homan

All content © 2020 Al Barna and Randall Ann Homan