Vintage Original Stanford University Street Sign - Escondido Rd.
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Original Stanford University vintage medal street sign. The sign measures 30 inches by 6 inches and is for "Escondido Rd." The sign was acquired when the university swapped out all its street signs 30+ years ago. It is a unique and rare item. Condition is as you would expect for a vintage street sign with usual wear and a bit of rust but in great shape overall. Not a reproduction. The name of the street is in raised black lettering.
According to Richard W. Cottle's 2005 work produced for the University titled, Stanford Street Names, Escondido Road leads to and takes its name from a large cottage, originally the home of Peter Coutts. The cottage later became the first campus residence of Stanford's first president David Starr Jordan, who named it Escondite Cottage. Escondite is Spanish for "hideaway" or "hideout."