Post great examples of 1950s/1960s architecture and signs from where you live

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  1. A Succulent Chinese Meal

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    Still existing or not...like this one. This was the Kon Tiki Hotel and it used to be on 24th Street and Van Buren in Phoenix until it was demolished. There is a hideous car dealership there now, I think.

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    First Christian Church in Phoenix, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright

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    all you can eat clam strips on thursday nights.

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    This sign blew over when we had a horrible storm a few years back. I don't think it exists anymore.

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    I lied. They restored the sign as of April of this year.

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    My favorite mall that looks like a piece of crud today, Christown Mall. In the 1960s, it was incredible.

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    There's a really great website that tells all about this mall: http://www.chris-town.com/
     
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    this thread? i like it. i need to find pictures of cool 50s/60s architecture and signs i've seen or taken myself. later though, toots.
     
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    Cool thread, Bob...

    Our War Memorial Arena, now the Blue Cross Arena...standing, but fucked up.

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    More Christown:

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    Christown Lanes, I believe it used to have a textured roof with big pieces of gravel/rock on it. Now it's shingled over and it looks like poop.

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    This sign might be from earlier than the 50s, I'm not sure. The hotel was opened in 1939 in Mesa.

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    deadmalls.com is a wonderful time suck
     
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    This motel sign in Austin looks like a dick and balls

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    This was a restaurant at 24th Street and Thomas in Phoenix called Green Gables.

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    This sign is about 40 minutes from where I lived, on Long Island's North Fork. Still there!
     
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    It is not very Modern, despite the name
     
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    This was in the actual town I lived in--landmark sign! Still there
     
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    We had a classic Dairy Queen in downtown Naples for years, it had been there since the fifties. It closed August of last year.

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    Another Frank Lloyd Wright building, Gammage Auditorium.

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    I post this sign because it is in the town that I grew up in, and it is the one thing that has endured in 50 plus years. This is where we got our stove, refrigerators, etc. I applaud them because over the years my humble town became snooty and upscale, and the newcomers often tsk tsk about how the sign should be "updated" to their higher standards. I love how the store just won't give in to them and sacrifice this little piece of nostalgia!