Googie Style architecture and Coffee Shops of Los Angeles

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LOS ANGELES GOOGIE STYLE


Astro Motel
Capitol Records
Chemosphere
Cinerama Dome
Civic Lanes BowlinG
Driftwood Dairy
GooGie Wall
Holiday Bowl
Panorama Bank
PreGnant Oyster
Theme BuildinG
Tramway Gas Station
Union 76

COFFEE SHOP
  & RESTAURANT

AlGemac's
Ben Frank's
Bob's BiG Boy
Chip's
Conrad's
Denny's
Frank's
Goody's
Harvey's Broiler
Johnie's
Kite Coffee Shop
Mc Donald's
Mel's Drive-In
Norm's HuntinGton Park
Norm's InGlewood
Norm's West Hollywood
Pann's Restaurant
Parasol
Rod's Grill
Ron Dee
Sheri's Restaurant
Stardust Cafe
Wich Stand

PROGRAMMATIC
ARCHITECTURE

Bach-Auricon
Bel Air Camera
Bellflower BaGels
BMW
Brown Derby
Carney's Express
Clifton's Brookdale Cafeteria
Coffee Pot
Cooper's Donuts
Dale's Donuts
Fry's Electronics
Kindles's Donuts
Little Pedro's Cantina
North Woods Inn
Randys Donuts
LuGGaGe BuildinG
Tail o' the Pup
Tamale
Thai Town Express
The Darkroom
Van De Kamp's Windmill
White LoG

ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY

The origin of the name Googie
goes back to 1949 when architect
John Lautner designed a coffee
shop by the name of Googie's
on the intersection of Sunset Blvd.
and Crescent Heights Boulevard
in Los Angeles.

The elements of Googie are:
Up-swept roofs, large concrete
domes, exposed steel beams
and starburst, amoebae
or boomerang shapes.

This futuristic architecture
was associated with the Southern
Californian car culture, the space
age and the optimistic views
of the post-war generation.
Googie went out of fashion
in the mid-Sixties.







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