Friday, June 22, 2007

Pann's pt 1- Sign of the Times

6710 La Tijera Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045

The absolute coolest Googie restaurant in all of Los Angeles is Pann's Coffee Shop. The next several posts will concentrate on a recent trip I made to this historic and iconic landmark. This sign shows the originality, and just incredibly wonderful detail of Googie architecture.

A close up of the sign without the neon lights on. They actually flash on and off, signaling to motorists to come in and spend a few minutes in mid century heaven.

With the lights on, unfortunately they weren't all working (As you can see). If only the sign didn't reference the 50's, then there would be no distinguishing it from how it was fifty years ago.

The side of the building is stamped with the Pann's logo. A very nice detail that most places overlook these days.

Visit the Pann's website here.

Next time. . . more exterior shots.


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