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Simon's Drive-In Restaurant
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Works Progress Administration Photo Collection
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Federal Writers' Project
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Wayne McAllister was the architect, who designed it in circular Streamline Moderne style, with neon trim, three-ring roof and advertising pylon.
A daytime view of Simon's Drive-In Restaurant, located at 5171 Wilshire Boulevard, taken on December 13, 1939. Carhops are walking to cars, which have trays placed outside their windows. Above the "Simon's" sign is a vertical sign that reads "Sandwiches."
1 photographic print :b&w
Photographic prints
Works Progress Administration Collection
WPA 8815 4x5
Simon's (Restaurant : Los Angeles, Calif.)
Waitresses--California--Los Angeles
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Restaurants--California--Hancock Park (Los Angeles)
Drive-in restaurants--California--Hancock Park (Los Angeles)
Lost architecture--California--Hancock Park (Los Angeles)
Art deco (Architecture)--California--Hancock Park (Los Angeles)
Works Progress Administration Collection photographs
Wilshire Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Hancock Park (Los Angeles, Calif.)
McAllister, Wayne,1907-2000

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