Friday, June 01, 2012

Vintage Photo Friday

Pup Cafe, 1940.  Photo by Ansel Adams
I remember the Pup Cafe.  It was on Washington Blvd. in Mar Vista.  This was on our way to Marina del Rey, so it was there at least until the mid-1960's, maybe even the 1970's.  I don't remember ever stopping there for burgers, but this crazy building certainly made an impression on me as we drove down to the beach!
Photographer, Ansel Adams was commissioned by Fortune Magazine to photograph places in Los Angeles having to do with the aviation industry.  You can read a description here
Here's another photo I found online of the same Pup Cafe.  This must have been an earlier photo, before all of the drink signs were added.
Pup Cafe, origin unknown
Today, 12728 Washington Blvd. houses a non-descript white building.  I truly wish this distinctive style of novelty architecture would make a comeback in Los Angeles!
Have a wonderful weekend!

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At 2:44 PM PDT, Blogger gale (she shoots sheep shots) said...

Me to,. A few years ago I had some work in an area of Pennsylvania that had a coffeepot, a shoe and a spaceship still standing (though only one is still operating as a business). Love the pup building.


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