Vintage Photo Friday - Roadside Architecture
Remember when the Jack in the Box Restaurants actually resembled a big jack in the box toy?Another example of roadside vernacular architecture is the old Tail o' the Pup hot dog stand. I've always loved these types of buildings. Even if the food isn't that great, it's always fun eating in or next to a big chili bowl, a frog or an owl ice-cream shop!
Years ago Jim Heimann wrote a book called "California Crazy." It details many of these types of buildings in the Los Angeles area and around the nation. Many of these places are gone. How many do you remember? Are there some buildings that are still in existence but used for other purposes? Let me know!
This photo was shot by Ansel Adams in 1940 and unearthed by Gerard Van der Leun.
The Pup Cafe was on Venice Blvd., in Culver City
Have a wonderful hot, summer weekend!