California Art Deco & Streamline Moderne Buildings (page 12)

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Cool-A-Coo Building
Whittier, CA


The Cool-A-Coo Building was built in 1930 for the Whittier Ice Cream plant. It's unclear as to when production of Cool-A-Coo ice cream began here. I don't know if the Whittier Ice Cream Co. changed its name to the Cool-A-Coo Ice Cream Co. or if they were two separate companies. "Cool-A-Coos" are a vanilla ice cream sandwich between oatmeal cookies, covered with chocolate. The Cool-A-Coo lettering on the rooftop sign was still faintly visible beneath the white paint in the 2008 photo above. The building has been restored but appears to still be vacant in 2020. Cool-A-Coos are still sold at Dodger Stadium and marketed as "Mr. Cool" and sold locally by the El Monte Dairy. [map]

Lou Henry Hoover School
Whittier, CA
The Lou Henry Hoover School was built in 1938. [map]

St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church
Whittier, CA
The St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church appears to be from the 1930s. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Woodland, CA
This Streamline Moderne House was built in 1938. [map]

various cities:
Art Deco Society of California