In Photos: Unique Architecture From the Past

Hoot Hoot I Scream, 1201 Valley Boulevard, San Gabriel Valley, 1932.

‘In extending the search for more exotic solutions, Native American imagery was tapped not only for its references to the old West but also for the intrigue of relatively obscure ancient American civilizations.’ – Jim Heimann

Coffee Pot, 8601 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, 1935.

‘Los Angeles’ gift to America of buildings and signage represents a mixed-up world of fact and myth. Promotional trade, popular, and professional publications obviously delighted in illustrating Los Angeles’ roadside buildings in the forms of oranges, jugs, and flowerpots.’ – David Gebhard

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