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June 19, 2007

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This is a step up from the world's largest laundry mat.

Fanatica de la escuela vieja

Great idea Jubal! Many are found along what used to be the main routes across So. Cal. I look forward to seeing your photos.

retroneonlover

an old favorite neon sign that has been restored:
"U-Drive" boat rental right next to the ferry on Balboa Penninsula. A cool cris-craft filled with fun seekers!

rebecca

The Linbrook is really gorgeous--they've restored it beautifully. And there's karaoke!

Publius

I continue to be amazed that we share so many common interests - not just local politics, but Raymond Chandler and now Orange County history and architecture.
Strange.
Look forward to more. Maybe "Then and now" stuff or cool buildings that aren't here anymore.

tylerh

Great idea, Jubal. Here's one off the top of my head:

Norm's
102 E. 17th St., Santa Ana

Not as over-the-top as you're two examples, but definitely iconic.

Also, I don't know if this is in Orange County, but as of ten years ago if you took the 39 north from the 5 freeway for about five or ten miles, a Pre-ronald Mcdonalds with the "golden arches" integrated into the structure appeared on the west side of the road. The first time I saw it was like a physical shock to me: it was 1968 again.

Does anyone know if that ancient McDs still exists? even then a lot of redevelopment was happening around it.

Orange County Mortgage

I miss these styles of Bowling alleys. The new Lucky strike places are too expensive and lack that old school vibe.

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