Hey there, my name is Francis Khoury, and I’d like to welcome you to Garden State Signals. This is a hobby website; a nostalgic scrapbook of vintage traffic signs and signals, mostly from New Jersey.

Already into signals at 3 or 4…

The antique signs and signals that I saw from the passenger seat of my parents’ car growing up in New Jersey are now virtually extinct, but I have managed to collect and refurbish a few of them over the years. I can’t articulate very well why such mundane objects as these have always appealed to me, but they have. Collecting, restoring and displaying these old hunks of metal has been one of my more Zen-like hobbies.

There are a couple pages of esoteric information here for the benefit of the collectors in the audience, but I have not tried to compile a formal history of traffic control.

I hope you enjoy your visit and that you’ll come back soon, as I will be continually adding content.


In memory of Jesse Vallely