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Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
Date Created and/or Issued
Publication Information
Foster and Kleiser Company
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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In the 1930s, Wayne McAllister, the originator of the circular drive-in, designed circular Simon's Drive-in Restaurants in the Streamline Moderne style with a three-layer roof and neon advertising pylon; this style was copied throughout the country.; Since 1955, a Googie-style structure, occupied by Romeo's Times Square and later Johnie's Coffee Shop, has been present on the northwest corner seen here.
Looking northwest across the intersection of Fairfax Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard, showing a Simon's drive-in restaurant on the northwest corner. Next door, to the right, is a Foster and Kleiser billboard promoting Adohr milk. Various businesses and structures are visible along Fairfax Ave. (upper right). Photograph dated July 11, 1950.
1 negative :safety ;13 x 18 cm.
Photographic safety negatives
Blackstock Negative Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
Simon's (Restaurant : Los Angeles, Calif.)
Adohr Stock Farms
Streets--California--Los Angeles
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Billboards--California--Los Angeles
Drive-in restaurants--California--Los Angeles
Restaurants--California--Los Angeles
Advertising--Milk--California--Los Angeles
Commercial buildings--California--Los Angeles
Stores & shops--California--Los Angeles
Signs and signboards--California--Los Angeles
Lampposts--California--Los Angeles
Sidewalks--California--Los Angeles
Neon signs--California--Los Angeles
Art deco (Architecture)--California--Los Angeles
Lost architecture--California--Los Angeles
Wilshire Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Fairfax Avenue (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Photographers Collection photographs
Blackstock Collection photographs
Cityscape photographs
McAllister, Wayne,1907-2000

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