Menu

SLIDE OF THE WEEK

Ahoy!!

Marineland Restaurant

Occasionally I weep when looking through the old slides that I collect. That happens when I find something really amazing. Well, this week I wept when I ran across this spellbinding shot taken inside the MARINELAND RESTAURANT, PALOS VERDES, CALIFORNIA, 1955

CLICK FOR MORE!

SLIDE OF THE WEEK

Bali Hai Restaurant, 1962

Last week I couldn’t leave San Diego without enjoying a tiki-taste-treat sensation of the highest order -- the lunch buffet at the Bali Hai. Architecturally the restaurant is a cross between a Tiki hut and a flying saucer.

CLICK FOR MORE!

SLIDE OF THE WEEK

Glass House Restaurant

Gracefully spanning the Will Rodgers Turnpike in Vinita, Oklahoma, this is the world’s fastest drive-thru, the Glass House Restaurant. The fine folks at Conoco Oil brought us this miracle of modernity in 1957. It was the first restaurant constructed over a United States public highway and the simple solution to cater to motorists passing in both directions. The term "roadside architecture" doesn’t apply here. It’s not on the side of the road. It’s over the road. And why did they call it a house? It’s much more like a bridge.

CLICK FOR MORE!