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Orange County used to be home to the best googie signage and architecture around, back in the days when Disneyland was still young. Unfortunately, the City of Anaheim in recent years began a push to remodel the surrounding area around Disneyland to a "resort" look, as opposed to the eye-catching "googie" look that Anaheim was so well known for.

Don't forget to check out other googie stuff at Roadside Peek's The Googie Page.

 

 

Al's Liquor (Demolished)
Anaheim, CA
Photo courtesy Georg Balandran

Fortunately, although many googie treasures have been removed and demolished within the last couple of years, there are still quite a few of the original signage and structures left standing. Here is Roadside Peek's tribute to the last signposts of Anaheim's (and surrounding communities) yesteryear. Check out more stuff at Roadside Peek's Roadside Signage.

 

UPDATE : Al's Liquor is now history and the sign is sitting in the Museum of Neon Art.

 

 

Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

The Anaheim Convention Center sports a space-age looking structure, a cross between a Martian hat and a War of the Worlds imaginary visitor.

 

Anaheim Convention Center Marquee
Anaheim, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

The marquee outside also looks like some sort of space teleport. This type of space age architecture is now becoming increasingly rare.

 

 

Satellite Mobile Home Park
Anaheim, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

The front facade for the Satellite Mobile Home Park looks like piece from a giant erector set. The girders surrounding the entranceway feature holes throughout as a weight and material saver. Nowadays, the "S" on top of the girders has been removed.

See more Googie treasures at Roadside Peek's Mid-Century Modern Southern California.

 

 

 

Capri Coffee Shop (Demolished)
Anaheim, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

The Capri Coffee Shop is yet another one of the former Denny's that took a life of its own. This restaurant, which used to be across the street from the former Al's Liquor, was demolished a couple of years ago. See others at Roadside Peek's Coffee Shops.

 

 

Beach-Lin Car Wash
Anaheim, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

The Beach-Lin Car Wash features boomerangs that make an almost butterfly effect if looked at from the side. This place is at the corner of Beach and Lincoln. Check out more examples of car washes at Roadside Peek's Retro Car Washes.

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