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by roadsidepictures
Sat Jul 09, 2005 11:09 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Denny's Coffee Shop...When Was This Design Used?
Replies: 19
Views: 5119

Hi Lynn, Out of the thousands and thousands of postcards I've gone through in my 17+ years of collecting, this is the only one I've ever seen. I'll make you a good copy :wink: ! The Travelodge was built in 1964 and Musso's was next door...was 1460 KENO originally on this spot? I seem to remember ear...
by roadsidepictures
Sat Jul 09, 2005 9:07 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Denny's Coffee Shop...When Was This Design Used?
Replies: 19
Views: 5119

We had four Denny's boomerang style buildings on the strip. One next to the Dunes (became a gift shop in the 1980s), one next to the Sands (shown below), one attached to the Westward Ho and one just north of the Stratosphere (the only one still standing). http://members.aol.com/yaketyyak72158/founta...
by roadsidepictures
Fri Jul 08, 2005 1:09 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: 1962 facade removed - 1889 brick skyscraper in SF restored
Replies: 12
Views: 2235

Glad to see the original building exposed. The Golden Gate Casino on Fremont Street (Las Vegas) shed its 1960s steel mesh to expose a clean building dating to the 1920s. I would like to see other casinos follow...Binions is actually a beautiful brick building which opened as the Hotel Apache and wha...
by roadsidepictures
Fri Jul 08, 2005 10:29 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Dinah's Original Pancake & Chicken House Googie Interior
Replies: 9
Views: 3216

Thanks Nichols! That's a very cool building! How's the food?
by roadsidepictures
Thu Jul 07, 2005 7:16 pm
Forum: Modern Collectibles and Furniture
Topic: Dream attic
Replies: 14
Views: 3887

I came across a truckload of Heywood Wakefield up north. It was being used in a small gift shop...each piece covered with a tablecloth except for the credenza which they were using in their office. They were quite suprised when I asked if the furniture was for sale...with the economy being so bad up...
by roadsidepictures
Thu Jul 07, 2005 6:28 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Finally found a piece of Vegas history...
Replies: 13
Views: 3634

The Showboat/Castaways was purchased by Stations and is in the process of being demolished.
by roadsidepictures
Thu Jul 07, 2005 5:47 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Dinah's Original Pancake & Chicken House Googie Interior
Replies: 9
Views: 3216

Dinah's Original Pancake & Chicken House Googie Interior

Are there any Dinah's still standing in the L.A. area? If so, any pictures of the exterior? *** This was located in Phoenix:

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by roadsidepictures
Thu Jul 07, 2005 5:17 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Denny's Coffee Shop...When Was This Design Used?
Replies: 19
Views: 5119

Not one, SDR...we have many with the boomerang style. They skipped the cupcake and went to the box style. Denny's took over Uncle Johns Pancake House and I think a couple of former Sambo's of the later generation.
by roadsidepictures
Thu Jul 07, 2005 4:27 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: "Rock Around the Clock" Turns 50!
Replies: 1
Views: 855

"Rock Around the Clock" Turns 50!

Fifty years ago today, Bill Haley and His Comets hit number one with the song "Rock Around the Clock". Does anybody here remember this?
by roadsidepictures
Thu Jul 07, 2005 4:16 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Denny's Coffee Shop...When Was This Design Used?
Replies: 19
Views: 5119

How good are those facsimilies? I've browsed through those a few times in the past and thought about purchasing a couple.
by roadsidepictures
Thu Jul 07, 2005 3:26 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Hello?
Replies: 5
Views: 6368

by roadsidepictures
Thu Jul 07, 2005 1:43 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Denny's Coffee Shop...When Was This Design Used?
Replies: 19
Views: 5119

SDR: While it might be difficult to quantify, I wonder if Denny's feel that their success owes something to their choice of architect? I believe they feel that they owe their success to their infamous "Grand Slam Breakfast" :wink: and their wonderful new "Denny's Diner" concept (which looks about a...
by roadsidepictures
Wed Jul 06, 2005 6:48 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Denny's Coffee Shop...When Was This Design Used?
Replies: 19
Views: 5119

Denny's Coffee Shop...When Was This Design Used?

When was this design used? We have several boomerang shaped restaurants but none of these.

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by roadsidepictures
Tue Jul 05, 2005 6:07 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Gorman, CA Caravan Motel by Architects Risson & Risson
Replies: 5
Views: 1422

That's it Nichols! Glad to know it's still standing! Too bad the sign on the top is gone.

I tried calling Rissman & Rissman and found that they haven't had that number for two years. I thought Lee Linton lived here in Las Vegas but not sure.
by roadsidepictures
Mon Jul 04, 2005 10:23 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Gorman, CA Caravan Motel by Architects Risson & Risson
Replies: 5
Views: 1422

Thank you Tony :wink: ...The motel was originally built in 1956 and then added on to in 1966.
by roadsidepictures
Sun Jul 03, 2005 6:30 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Gorman, CA Caravan Motel by Architects Risson & Risson
Replies: 5
Views: 1422

Gorman, CA Caravan Motel by Architects Risson & Risson

Does anybody know what year this motel was built and has the place lost its googieness? I tried looking it up on the L.A. County Assessors website but don't want to fork over the $200.00++ they want to open an account :?! The Caravan had a restaurant, coffee shop and a cocktail lounge. It was design...
by roadsidepictures
Sun Jul 03, 2005 3:22 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Pictures of Interesting Old Buildings in Utah...
Replies: 0
Views: 750

Pictures of Interesting Old Buildings in Utah...

If the pictures appear fuzzy, just right click on your mouse and choose "full quality". This grocery store is on the old highway outside of Ogden. Though the doors closed many years ago I could see the building still contains displays, soda bottles and other relics from its past. http://members.aol....
by roadsidepictures
Thu Jun 30, 2005 7:47 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: SALE: Postcard & Paper Shows In July...
Replies: 0
Views: 751

SALE: Postcard & Paper Shows In July...

The San Fernando Valley Paper and Postcard Show will be held on July 16 & 17 in Granada Hills at the Granada Pavillion, 11128 Balboa Boulevard. The show starts Saturday from 10a.m. to 6p.m. and Sunday 10a.m. to 4p.m. Admission is $5. The Santa Ana Vintage Paper and Postcard Show is July 30th at ...
by roadsidepictures
Thu Jun 30, 2005 7:02 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Hello?
Replies: 5
Views: 6368

by roadsidepictures
Wed Jun 29, 2005 6:22 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Desperately seeking Tiny Naylors photo
Replies: 3
Views: 1082

No Tiny Naylor's pictures around here.
by roadsidepictures
Tue Jun 28, 2005 7:23 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: A question about Downey Ca.?
Replies: 14
Views: 3580

by roadsidepictures
Tue Jun 28, 2005 4:51 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Batmobile? 1962 Cadillac Hearse...
Replies: 9
Views: 2322

Batmobile? 1962 Cadillac Hearse...

I spied this 1962 Cadillac DeVille Hearse at the local mall. What an eyecatcher!

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by roadsidepictures
Tue Jun 28, 2005 9:02 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Kingman, Arizona Route 66 A-Frame Then and Now...
Replies: 5
Views: 1713

I've never seen a Nickerson Farm...are they still in business? We always stopped at Stuckey's on vacation. There's a vacant Stuckey's in Kingman and one between Las Vegas and Henderson that's been turned into an eyesore/teen freak-show niteclub.
by roadsidepictures
Mon Jun 27, 2005 7:31 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Kingman, Arizona Route 66 A-Frame Then and Now...
Replies: 5
Views: 1713

Kingman, Arizona Route 66 A-Frame Then and Now...

This used to be the Lake Mead Rancheros Restaurant, Motel and Bar. It is located several miles east of Kingman on Highway 66 and is now a private residence. The place looks terrible now...kinda reminds me of a KOA camp ground.

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by roadsidepictures
Mon Jun 27, 2005 5:44 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: The Urban Archaeologist Cannot Be Stopped!
Replies: 7
Views: 3451

by roadsidepictures
Sun Jun 26, 2005 5:30 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Finally found a piece of Vegas history...
Replies: 13
Views: 3634

The Hughes Corporation not only owned the original Castaways but also the Desert Inn, Frontier, Sands, Silver Slipper and the Landmark. In the late 1980s MGM acquired the Desert Inn and Sands. The Silver Slipper Casino was demolished for Frontier parking in the 1980s.
by roadsidepictures
Sun Jun 26, 2005 10:53 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Finally found a piece of Vegas history...
Replies: 13
Views: 3634

For your viewing pleasure :D : The original Castaways was where the Mirage volcano is. Before becoming the Castaways around 1962 it was the Sans Souci Casino & Motel which started as a tiny motel around the late 1930s. http://members.aol.com/yaketyyak72158/1.jpg http://members.aol.com/yaketyyak7...
by roadsidepictures
Sat Jun 25, 2005 4:48 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Aluminum Breast Appears Again (Not For The Faint Hearted)
Replies: 3
Views: 1501

Aluminum Breast Appears Again (Not For The Faint Hearted)

:wink: :wink: http://members.aol.com/yaketyyak72158/ash.jpg With Ashcroft Gone, Justice Department Statues Disrobe New Attorney General Gonzales Signs Off on Change By MARK SHERMAN, AP WASHINGTON (June 24) - With barely a word about it, workers at the Justice Department Friday removed the blue drape...
by roadsidepictures
Sat Jun 25, 2005 2:45 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: The Urban Archaeologist Cannot Be Stopped!
Replies: 7
Views: 3451

My Hole In The Ground...

A couple of years ago two friends and I dug this outhouse in central Nevada...we found a few bottles and trade tokens from the early 1900s...we were hoping to discover treasures from an earlier era but were happy with the dig. That's a 12 foot ladder sticking out of the hole. It's alot of work and i...
by roadsidepictures
Sat Jun 25, 2005 8:06 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Marketplace
Topic: FS: 1950s Knott's Berry Farm Matchbooks...
Replies: 1
Views: 846

FS: 1950s Knott's Berry Farm Matchbooks...

I'm downsizing my collection. $6 for the pair (including postage). Matches have been removed.

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