California Diners & Coffee Shops of the 1950s & 60s


Biff's Coffee Shop c 1962
The notable works of Armet & Davis include:
Bob's Big Boy, Carolina Pines, Conrad's, Denny's, Holly's / Hawthorne Grill, Mel's, Norm's, Pann's, Penguin, Romeo's Times Square / Johnie's Wilshire, Tiny Naylors and The Wich Stand.

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Color Renderings

Denny's Coffee Shop Norm's Restaurant
An early design that was never built.

 

Tahiti Restaurant Tonga Pub

 

Working Drawings

Copies of the original working drawings (construction documents).
The snap shots below don't do justice to the actual copies which are highly detailed.

 

The Wich Stand  

 

Pann's Restaurant - 1956  

 

Azar's Big Boy (3) Beverlee Biff's Coffee Shop Big 6 Restaurant
Bob's Big Boy (6) Carolina Pines (2) Coffee Dan's Covina Sands Hotel
Covina Sands Card Danny's Coffee Shop (2) Denny's (3) Ed Debevic's
El Rodeo Bowl Eppie's Falcon Coffee Shop Farmers Daughter
Frisch's Big Boy (5) Glenns Diner Googies Holly's / Hawthorne Grill
Original Hollywood Diner Hul's Coffee Shop Huddle (4) Humphrey's
Kip's Big Boy (2) Lyons Mel's Melton's
Norm's Restaurant (3) Pen & Quill Penguin Perry's
Pix Coffee Shop Ron-dee Stop Coffee Shop Tahiti Restaurant
Tonga Pub Tiny Naylors Wich Stand (2) Yankee Doodle Drive-In
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