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Title
Brown Derby Restaurant
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Designed in part by J.R. Davidson, the "derby" measured 28 feet in diameter and 17 1/2 feet in height; this was the only one of the four restaurant buildings that resembled a bowler hat. First it was located at 3427 Wilshire Boulevard, across the street from the Ambassador Hotel, but was later moved one block over to 3347 Wilshire Boulevard. In 1975, it was closed and sold. After the restaurant was demolished in 1980, the shell of the hat-shaped dome was restored and incorporated into the design of the Brown Derby Plaza, a strip mall at 3377 Wilshire Boulevard.
The Brown Derby Restaurant at Wilshire and Alexandria, looking west along Wilshire Blvd.
Type
Image
Format
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00039932
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
L.A.-Restaurants-Brown Derby
CARL0000049054
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/98991
Subject
Brown Derby Restaurant (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Restaurants--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--Los Angeles
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Billboards--California--Los Angeles
Dwellings--California--Los Angeles
Wilshire Lanterns
Lost architecture--California--Los Angeles
Wilshire Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Source
Williams, Dino archive. Full rights shared.

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