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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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In the 1930s Wayne McAllister designed circular Simons Drive-in Restaurants in the Streamline Moderne style with a three-layer roof and neon advertising pylon. McAllister was the original designer of this style of circular drive-in, which was copied throughout the country.
A daytime view of Simon's Drive-In Restaurant, located at 5171 Wilshire Boulevard, taken on July 17, 1939. Through the glass floor-to-ceiling windows, patrons can be seen sitting at the circular counter having their meals. "Spaghetti", "Chili", "Fountain", "Hamburgers" and "Barbecue" can be seen above the windows. A carhop is standing at front, holding food in her hand. Next to the vertical "Simon's" sign is a vertical sign that reads "Sandwiches."
1 photographic print :b&w
Photographic prints
Works Progress Administration Collection
WPA 2214 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. : Park)
McAllister, Wayne,1907-2000

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