Page 3 of 3
Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 11:02 pm
Awesome story, muchas gracias.
Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 12:29 pm
Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:09 am
LONG GONE. Must be my mistake ( what page does it say that ?) because it was modified and then torn down in the late ‘70s early ‘80s.
Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:36 pm
It's on page 175, the text is "Then and now. Programmatic structures that have withstood the test of time. (1) The Fruit Basket..." and there's a photo at the top of the page. Oh well, now I know not to crane my neck looking around while I'm cruising through that area. Thanks, Jim!
Another question: On page 13, Jim reports on the White Log Tavern chain that "...by 1937 there were sixty-two of these fast-food restaurants located throughout California." And provides references.
On page 67, he writes "...the White Log Taverns, which originated in Oakland, spread forty units across California and into Oregon..."
Chris, have you nailed down the number of CA locations in your research?
I made a list of all the businesses in CA Crazy that I can take down to the library and dive into the phone books to see what I can find. In particular, I'm interested in the chains where he hasn't specified a number of locations, or the locations are not listed.
Barkies Sandwich Shops
Betsy Ann Ice Cream/Yost Sweet Shop (either a chain or building that got moved around/sold a lot?)
Curries Ice Cream
Jumbo Lemon Co.
Sanders Coffee Shops (was the Coffee Cup Cafe a part of this?)
Idle Hour Cafe
Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 1:44 pm
Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:08 pm
Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 12:30 am
Blue and white were always Van de Kamp's colors:
Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 3:49 pm
Har! I've only seen black and white photos. Thanks, Chris.
Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:57 am
Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:42 am
According to Gebhard and Winter, this is a giant teapot.
607 W. Manchester Blvd., Los Angeles
It was built in 1929.
...and it's for sale: $500,000
http://caretscommercial.com/index.cfm?f ... tid=517473
Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:17 pm
think there are any pictures of the teapot anywhere?
Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:35 am
"Los Angeles magazine associate editor and friend to programmatic architecture Chris Nichols reports today that LA's last barrel-shaped building (on Vineland in North Hollywood) will be saved by the people behind Bigfoot Lodge. The former Idle Hour Cafe and La Cana Restaurant was built in 1941 and has been closed since 1984. Bigfoot Lodge owner Bobby Green and his 1933 Group picked up the building at auction this past weekend and Nichols says "Their plans for a full restoration of the place are amazing and wonderful and I’ll meet you all there for a drink when it reopens sometime next year as the Idle Hour Cafe." [LA Mag]
Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 3:00 pm
a victory for the valley!!!
Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:52 pm
Idle Hour Cafe
3824 Vineland Ave.
Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:12 pm
Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:23 am
The extraordinarily complicated real estate transaction is still playing out, but cleared its last major hurdle (I hope) in court on Friday. The work can't start until they get the keys, but keep checking here for updates.
Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:28 am
In case someone still reads this, you do know that The Bucket closed in October and will probably be demolished, if it hasn't been already, right?
http://eaglerock.patch.com/groups/busin ... r-78-years
(Where did everyone move to, anyway?)
Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 3:40 pm
Okay, the Bucket looks like it's reopened. Not sure what the story is there, or of it's out of danger or just had a temporary reprieve. But I stopped to take a picture of the Coffee Pot/Hot Cha in Long Beach today, and it's boarded up and yellow tagged.
Re: Giant objects
Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:02 pm
Dunno if anyone's mentioned it but there's a really cool giant lego man at a dutch resort...
Very cool, amazing how it still looks so .
Re: Giant objects
Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:19 am
Another funny GIANT object I had to look at for over a half hour one time.
These glasses were located close to a scene of an accident where I was loading up a ford truck after a call.