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Giant Oranges

Postby nichols » Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:02 am

LOS ANGELES TIMES

California's main squeeze
Orange-shaped juice stands recall state's simpler days.

By Martha Groves
March 3, 2010

...The eye-catching orange stands are examples of programmatic architecture, characterized by construction in the form of objects not normally used in buildings, including Randy's Donuts, the Inglewood landmark; Tail o' the Pup, the hot-dog-shaped stand in Los Angeles; Bondurant's Pharmacy, a mortar-and-pestle structure in Lexington, Ky., and Longaberger Co.'s basket-shaped headquarters in Newark, Ohio.

Joe Bono, who is in his 70s, can remember citrus groves stretching as far as he could see during his boyhood in Fontana. His family settled in the area to farm 200 acres of vineyards. To help pay the bills, his mother in 1936 opened a restaurant and deli with an orange stand on Route 66, now Foothill Boulevard...

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me ... 7582.story

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Postby nichols » Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:03 am

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Postby Gnomus » Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:16 am

Here's the giant orange up at Shasta Lake -- the place is called Joe's Giant Orange Cafe.

3104 Cascade Blvd.

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Postby deanna b » Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:22 pm

There's a giant orange in Riverside

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/561258

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Postby nichols » Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:22 pm

I love that Citrus Park, but have never figured out if that is a replica orange...

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Postby Gnomus » Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:27 pm

My understanding is that it's a replica, not a vintage orange.

California Crazy (pg 170) has it as 1995.

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