Wish Avenue is a residential street in Los Angeles. It is located in the north part of the city, between Louise Avenue and Balboa Boulevard. The name “Wish Avenue” is actually used for a number of disconnected north-south streets across the city, all at roughly the same longitude. The southernmost instance is in Encino, beginning just north of Burbank Boulevard. The northernmost occurrence of Wish Avenue is north of Rinaldi Street in Granada Hills.
Our Wish Avenue street sign is a replica of the classic porcelain “shotgun”-style sign installed by the City of Los Angeles from 1946 to 1967. These white-on-blue signs have two lines of text in an old-style block font. The street name is displayed on the top line, with the block number displayed underneath. The sign panel is shaped to the contour of the text, creating a unique “shotgun” shape. Our replica includes the block number 6000 North. This is located along the section in Encino, where the road curves west to become Bullock Street.
Our Wish Avenue street sign is flat printed on 14-gauge steel. Its glossy, non-reflective coating is a near-perfect match for that of the original porcelain sign. The sign’s finish is weatherproof, making it suitable for your enjoyment indoors or out. We offer it in two sizes: the original 30 in. × 10 in. size, and a scaled-down 21 in. × 7 in. version. You can also purchase it with printing on one or both sides. No matter the size or number or sides, though, we’ve included pre-drilled holes for easy installation. (We’d be happy to make a sign like this for any street or block number! Just Contact Jake to get started on your custom order.)