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California Tiki Architecture (page 4)

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Tahitian Village Apartments
Reseda, CA
The Tahitian Village Apartments were built in 1964. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

former Bahooka
Rosemead, CA

The Bahooka restaurant opened in 1967 in West Covina. This was the second location, built in 1976. The two restaurants were consolidated in 1980. The lush interior features a shipwreck theme with bamboo, tortoise shells, nautical artifacts, and over 100 aquariums. The restaurant closed in 2013. In 2015, the place reopened as the Moonlight Restaurant & Bar. It closed in 2016. In 2017, the restaurant reopened as the Cinnabar. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. [map]

former Trader Island
San Bernardino, CA
2008: 2013:

Trader Island opened sometime in the mid-1960s. In 1970, it became Edwin Tan's Chinese Gardens. In 1975, it became the Imperial Palace Inn. Then in the mid-1980s, it became the Mandarin Garden. In 2008, the building housed the Scorpions Sports Bar & Grill. By 2013, the building was vacant. The exterior's hanging lamps and tiki details on the exposed beams have been removed. In 2016, chain link fencing was installed around the building. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Kona Kai Apartments
San Gabriel, CA

The Kona Kai Apartments were built in 1962. The complex features lots of original tiki details. For more, see this website. [map]

Kahlua Apartments
San Gabriel, CA

The Kahlua Apartments were built in 1965. For more, see this website. [map]

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Islander Apartments
Santa Ana, CA

The Islander Apartments were built in 1962. For more, see this website. [map]

apartment building
Santa Monica, CA
Chef's Hat
South El Monte, CA

This apartment building was with the totem detail was built in 1964. [map]

The Chef's Hat restaurant was probably built in the 1960s. For more, see this website. [map]

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