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Title
Van de Kamp's Bakery
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
1931
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Photograph included in the Exhibit: L.A. Landmarks - Lost and Almost Lost.
The Van de Kamp's Bakery headquarters, designed to resemble a 16th -century Dutch farmhouse, located at 2930 Fletcher Drive in Glassell Park, served as the headquarters for the chain of bakeries and coffee shops whose trademark "windmill" buildings and neon signs prevailed throughout mid-20th century Los Angeles. The building was designed by New York architect J. Edward Hopkins in 1930 in the Dutch Renaissance Revival style, reflecting the company's Dutch corporate image. Theodore J. Van de Kamp and Lawrence L. Frank were the owners and originators of the Van de Kamp Bakeries. Fondly known as the "Taj Mahal of all bakeries", the Van de Kamp's headquarters was declared city of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument No. 569 in 1992.
Exterior view of Van de Kamp's Holland Dutch Bakers, Inc. on Fletcher Drive near San Fernando Road. These are the new baking kitchens and general offices of the company, the world's largest of the diversified type. The new home was open for public inspection on July 29, 1931, from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00046103
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 3806.; HE-002-398 4x5
CARL0000050069
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/22838
Subject
Van de Kamp's Bakery
Corporations--Headquarters--California--Los Angeles
Bakeries--California--Glassell Park (Los Angeles)
Renaissance revival (Architecture)--California--Glassell Park (Los Angeles)--Dutch influences
Streets--California--Glassell Park (Los Angeles)
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Glassell Park (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs
Hopkins, J. Edward

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