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Dairy Queen
Grand Rapids, MI
This split-roof Dairy Queen is smaller than most locations of this split gable type. It was built in 1970 to fit a small lot. [map]

former Dairy Queen
Redwood City, CA
This Dairy Queen is a nicely preserved example of the wavy roof style building. This restaurant also has the original red, blue and yellow Dairy Queen logos on the tile. I don't know if these buildings were built as prototypes or if there were other buildings that are gone now. I believe they were only built in California. These photos are from 2014. In 2016, the pole sign was replaced with the modern logo. Then, at the end of the year, the location closed. In 2017, the building began housing Ohana Express. [map]

former Dairy Queen
Los Banos, CA

2014:

2017:
This former Dairy Queen is another example of this wavy roof style building. The pole sign was modern. The sign over the roof appeared to be original. However, I have not seen any other locations or vintage photos with this type of sign. I suspect it came from one of the boxy buildings. This location closed in 2015 and the signs were removed. The tile was either removed or covered over. The building now houses Las Palmas. [map]

former Dairy Queen
Davis, CA

2014:

2015:
This former Dairy Queen closed in 2013. The building had been stripped and was being adapted for architects' offices in 2014. The remodeling was completed in 2015. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Dairy Queen
Campbell, CA
former Dairy Queen
Long Beach, CA
The Dairy Queen sign panels at this Dairy Queen in Campbell were swapped out for more modern DQ panels between 2009 and 2011. There is also a gazebo in front of the building. The photo above is from 2014. For more, see this website. [map]

This former Dairy Queen in Long Beach has been here since at least 1968. The building now houses a Jim's Burgers. [map]

former Dairy Queen
San Jose, CA
This former Dairy Queen was built in 1965 and closed in 1987. The building now houses Royal Pools. [map]

former Dairy Queen
Sacramento, CA

2008:

2014:
This former Dairy Queen housed the Burger Chief in 2005. The building still featured the Dairy Queen tile facade when it housed Dino's Dogs & Gyros. Since sometime after 2009, the building has housed Taqueria Santos Laguna. The Dairy Queen tiles were either painted over or removed at that point. These wavy roofed Dairy Queens feature wooden beams on the underside. I have only seen this design in California. [map]

Dairy Queen
Alpena, MI
This Dairy Queen is housed in a geodesic dome. I was told that this building has always housed a Dairy Queen and that there were others of this design in the South. I have never been able to find any evidence of that. This dome in Harrisville, MI may have been another Dairy Queen originally. [map]

More Dairy Queens and former Dairy Queens:
Andalusia, AL [map]
North Hollywood, CA [vintage]
New Castle, DE [map]
Hialeah, FL [map]
Miramar, FL [map]
Sanford, FL [map]
Council Bluffs, IA [gone]
Iowa City, IA [gone]
Bourbonnais, IL
Quad Cities, IA & IL [vintage]
Gibson City, IL [map]
Bagley, MN
Moorhead, MN [map]
Fredericktown, MO [map]
St. Joseph, MO
Missoula, MT [map]
Nebraska City, NE [gone]
Irvington, NJ [map]
Padre Island, TX [vintage, gone]
Nelson, BC [map]
Mississauga, ON [map]
Port Colborne, ON [map]

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