Vintage roadside

Discussion in 'The Golden Era' started by dh66, Dec 2, 2013.

  1. The Reno Kid

    The Reno Kid A-List Customer

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    I especially like old radio buildings:

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  2. dh66

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    Nice!
     
  3. DanielJones

    DanielJones I'll Lock Up

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    Art Deco McDonalds, Melbourne, Australia. It used to be a Hotel.

    Cheers!

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  4. Fading Fast

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    ⬆️ That is the nicest looking McDonalds I have ever seen. The Art Deco lines of that building are awesome.
     
  5. dh66

    dh66

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    Almost makes you want to eat there. [emoji14]
     
  6. Great pics Dan and Reno.

    What was called the world's largest McDonalds was over Interstate 44 near Vinita, Oklahoma. Not sure what is there now. Maybe a McDonalds and a SubWay.

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    We had a cool radio station building in town. I think it is now an environmental engineering agency.

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  7. 1mach1

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    Great pics, Daniel, Dan, and Reno!!

    This dry cleaners is in downtown Silver Spring, Md., just north of Washington DC. Pretty cool sign.

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  8. p51

    p51 One Too Many

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    Highway 27 through Florida had a lot of places like this. Then I-10 and it's connection to I-75 and 95 later on came through north of there and killed all that. I got to see some of these places as a kid but drove through the area a few years back and saw it was ALL gone. I hope someone compiles a book of photos of some of these tourist traps and hotels there, someday...
     
  9. dh66

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    Great sign, Harv!
     
  10. 1mach1

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    Tops Cleaners in Arlington, Va. For fussy folks. [emoji14]

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  11. Bamaboots

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    Keep your fur coat there, Harv?
     
  12. 1mach1

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    Well, I am fussy...... :D
     
  13. dh66

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    :rofl:
     
  14. 1mach1

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    This theater is in the small town of Ashland, VA (where I want to college). It is still operating as a movie theater.

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  15. dh66

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    That one's great Harv! Do you know approximately what decade it dates to. 40s, maybe?
     
  16. The last couple of posts have been great Harv! What's up with the bicycles on top of the marquee?

    This was next door to a thrift I went to yesterday. That is one low apostrophe.

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    This is the Wardman Theater in 1937. First opened in 1931 as a single-screen theater with a seating capacity of 1,000, it's the last remaining theater in my home town of Whittier, California.


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    Not a high quality photo, but the angle gives you a better idea of how the front of the building looked. This photo was taken in the 1970s.


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    And this is pretty much how it looks today. The building was severely damaged by the Whittier Narrows earthquake in October of 1987 and the theater remained closed until Starlight Cinemas bought the property, turned the single-screen theater into an eight-screen mini-multiplex, and renamed it the Whittier Village Cinemas.


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    And this is a closer view of the theater's entryway as it looks now. That small structure in the middle of the photo is the former box office.
     
  18. Cool theatre Zombie. Thanks for the series of pics.

    Excuse these poor, back-lit photos. This Texaco sign is about 3 miles out of Cabool, MO in a cow pasture. It was painted over on the side facing the road, but is slowly returning to original. No evidence of the station exists other than the sign.

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  19. 1mach1

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    Yeah, it was built in 1948. It is right beside the train tracks.
     
  20. 1mach1

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    Alex, the Wardman is a cool one for sure. Great pics.

    Bob, great sign. You are right, looks like no structure ever existed. Strange.
     

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