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Lola's Tacos Ricos
Fresno, CA
Quick N Split Burgers
Gardena, CA
Lola's Tacos Ricos is a walk-up and drive-thru stand. I don't know when it was built or if it housed another business originally. For more, see this website. [map]

The Quick N Split Burgers building appears to have been inspired by the early McDonald's buildings. This restaurant was previously Durango Burgers but I don't know if that was the original occupant. The building is from 1961. [map]

Algemac's Coffee Shop
Glendale, CA
Algemac's Coffee Shop was built in 1937. It closed in 2006 and was gutted in 2008. Part of the building was saved and is now used as a community center. The "Algemac" letters on the side of the building were replaced with "Glendale." For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. [map]

Great White Hut
Glendale, CA
2012: 2015:
The Great White Hut was established in 1947. Just before this photo was taken in 2012, the building was repainted. It went from white and blue to white and red. The stools were reupholstered and the neon was added to the front of the building. By 2015, the building was painted back to white and blue. For more, see this website. [map]

Chips Restaurant
Hawthorne, CA
Chips Restaurant was designed by Harry Harrison and built in 1957. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

former Sheri's Restaurant
Inglewood, CA
2008: 2013:
Sheri's Restaurant was designed by Martin Stern, Jr. and opened in 1958. It later became the Farmer's Restaurant. It was known as GG's Restaurant when these 2008 photos were taken. In 2009, the building was painted red and the sign black in preparation to reopen the place as a nightclub. I don't know if that ever happened. The building has housed Cafetales Restaurant since at least 2011. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Brolly Hut
Inglewood, CA
The Brolly Hut was built designed by Victor Miller and built in 1968. It was originally known as the Bumbershoot Cafe. Bumbershoot and Brolly are both slang words for umbrella. There are two other Brolly Hut locations in Lawndale and Torrance. However, I don't know if they were related. The buildings and signs look nothing like those at this location. For more, see this website. [map]

Chris's Burgers
La Puente, CA
Chris's Burgers was probably built in the early 1960s. [map]

Martha's Donuts
Lakewood, CA
The Martha's Donuts building and the strip mall behind it appear to be from the 1960s. I don't know if Martha's was the original tenant but the takeout windows appear to be original and probably indicate that this has always been a food-related business. Although the name on the building is still Martha's, this has actually been Sambath's Donuts for years. [map]

La Posada Restaurant
Lakewood, CA

2008:

Sunrise Cafe

2013:

This restaurant building was built in 1957. At some point, it was known as the Santa Fe Station Cafe. I don't know if that was the original name. The building housed the La Posada Restaurant until around 2010 when it became the Sunrise Cafe. [map]

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