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Oklahoma Diners

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Valentine diner [gone]
Chandler, OK
This Valentine diner was built in 1958. It was originally located in Leedy, OK. The diner was purchased by Patina Properties in 2003 and moved to Chandler behind a former Phillips 66 gas station which is/was also owned by the company. These photos are from 2011. By 2012, it appeared that no work had been done to the diner. In 2018, it was sold and supposedly moved to Guthrie, OK where it will be restored. I haven't heard anything about it since then. For more, see this website.

Muscle Car Ranch
Chickasha, OK

2011:

Bree's Diner Valentine diner
2020:
Both of these Valentine diners are located at Muscle Car Ranch. Bree's Diner may be from the early 1950s. I don't know anything about the other diner. Bree's Diner had been restored by 2020. I either missed shooting the smaller diner or it was gone.

Route 66 Diner
Clinton, OK
The Route 66 Diner is a Valentine, built in 1956. It was originally in Shamrock, TX where it was known as the Porter House Caf. The diner closed in 1964 and in 2002 was restored and moved here to the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum. [map]

Valentine diner [gone]
Duncan, OK
This Valentine diner was vacant when these photos were taken in 2011. Just a few months after these photos, the diner was moved on the lot and damaged. By 2013, the diner was gone. For more, see this website.

Lenox Drive-in
Enid, OK
The Lenox Drive-in was installed here in 1953. The building was manufactured by Valentine. This is the company's Burger Bar model designed as a walk-up stand with no seating. [map]

Dairy Sweet
Covington, OK
This Dairy Sweet building was manufactured by Valentine. The stand opened in 1961. I believe it has been closed since at least 2016. [map]

Valentine diner
Oklahoma City, OK
2011: 2019:
This Valentine diner was built in 1961. It was housing Income Taxes R Us by 2007. By 2014, the building was vacant and the windows were boarded up. In 2017, the diner opened as Polk's House. [map]

Valentine diner
Oklahoma City, OK
2011: 2020:
This Valentine diner was built in 1963. It housed City Kabab Gyros & Grill in 2011. By 2014, it was housing Foodies Asian-American Diner. That business closed and, in 2016, the interior was gutted. In 2016, there were plans to incorporate the building into a larger complex. However, the diner remains vacant and boarded up. [map]

former B&C Cafe
Oklahoma City, OK

2011:

2020:
I believe this Valentine diner originally housed the B&C Cafe. By 2012, the diner was vacant and had been repainted bright green. In 2016, the diner was painted purple and was housing Restaurante los Artesanos. It was painted bright yellow around 2020. For more, see this website. [map]

The Rock [gone]
Shawnee, OK
The Rock was a Valentine diner, manufactured in 1962. The building was used as a teen outreach center for the Living Word Church. These photos are from 2011. The diner was still there in 2016 but gone by 2018. It was moved to Meeker, OK where it sits in a private backyard.

Porter House Diner
Weatherford, OK
The Porter House Diner, another Valentine, is located at the Heartland of America Museum. It was originally located in El Reno and moved to Weatherford in the early 1960s. In 2002, the diner was donated to the museum and restored. This is an example of Valentine's Aristocrat model which was designed in the late 1940s. [map]

Patti Lynn Diner
Guthrie, OK
The Patti Lynn Diner was built by Valentine and opened in Guthrie in 1952. Around 1978, it was moved to Meridian, OK where it was used as a shed and chicken coop. Jerry Jones bought the diner and moved it to his property at Jerry's Wrecker Service. He restored the diner from around 2012-2016. For more, see this website. [map]

Shawnee:
Hamburger Castle [vintage; gone]
Miller's Dairy King: 1, 2 [vintage; gone]

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