Googie building near its end, what was it???

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donsof1
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Location: Davenport, Iowa

Googie building near its end, what was it???

Postby donsof1 » Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:33 pm

Here is an Iowa building that was a gem in its day. What was it? I can imagine it was a drive-in, or maybe a burger joint.

Its got some great roof supports that were wonderful designs. I think the salvage value on this butterfly roof is pretty good. The building is empty and the roof is completely failed from a sealing standpoint. Man these are some great fabricated I beams.

Its not an A&W nor a Mr Quick burger (I think). What could it have been?

It was last last used as a used auto sales lot. It is now just a parking lot for nearby business' and not much else. It appears to have many altered features. The roof is a real dream, and what a great start for a hip workshop it would be. I measured about a 17 foot overhang outside the north wall. That is some serious shade!

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donsof1
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photo bucket link

Postby donsof1 » Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:40 pm

photo bucket link and another picture

http://s223.photobucket.com/albums/dd29 ... _building/


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Postby nichols » Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:48 pm

Step 1: Determine the street address
Step 2: Consult the, say 1965, Davenport city directory
Step 3: Consult with these folks: http://www.qcmemory.org/

spaceman1961
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Building ID

Postby spaceman1961 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:41 pm

It looks like a Biff Burger to me, although the Biff Burger website doesn't say anything about a location in Davenport, Iowa.

http://www.biff-burger.com/disclaimer.htm


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