Sunset Boulevard is one of the most famous streets in Los Angeles. It begins in downtown L.A. and proceeds west to end at the Pacific Coast Highway, a distance of about 22 miles (35 km). Along the way, it passes through the heart of Hollywood, West Hollywood, and Beverly Hills.
For much of the 20th Century, a good chunk of Sunset Boulevard was in unincorporated territory. That put it outside the reach of Los Angeles law enforcement. As a result, nightclubs and casinos proliferated along the road, which later evolved into the celebrated Sunset Strip. In the 1960s, Sunset Boulevard became a focal point of the hippie movement. This later led to the street also becoming home to the Southern California music industry.
Our Sunset Boulevard street sign follows the classic standards used by the porcelain Los Angeles signage of the mid-20th Century. This “shotgun-style” sign was installed by the City of Los Angeles from 1946 to 1967. The street name appears in white block font on a blue background. The block number, 6800 West, is displayed underneath. This is the intersection with Highland Avenue, where Hollywood High School is located. The shape of the sign panel is contoured to the text, creating a unique “shotgun” shape.
Our Sunset Boulevard street sign is printed on non-reflective 14-gauge steel, suitable for your enjoyment indoors or out. The classic letterforms used on the sign have been recreated exactly as they appeared on the original. You can purchase it in two sizes: the original 30 in. × 10 in. size, and a scaled-down 21 in. × 7 in. version. You can also choose between a double-sided or single-sided sign. All variations have pre-drilled holes to make mounting easier. (Looking for a street name or block number not shown here? Contact Jake to place a custom order!)