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Title
Van de Kamp's Bakery
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
[ca. 1930]
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
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.
Four views of Van de Kamp's Bakery on Fletcher Drive near San Fernando Road, with the finishing details of construction being done.
Type
Image
Format
4 photographic prints :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00031257
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Industries-Food; N-003-870.1 4x5; N-003-870.2 4x5; N-003-879.3 4x5; N-003-870.4 4x5
CARL0000033232
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/95855
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
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Glassell Park (Los Angeles, Calif.)

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