Architecture Preservation 

Googie and neon sign preservation and museums

One of our favorite mid-century things are Googie signs. There are plenty of photos out there, but one thing is certain and it’s that they’re a dying breed and ripe for preservation efforts. In case you’re not familiar with the term, “Googie” architecture, approximately from 1950-1970, is a futuristic or ultramodern derivative of art moderne and International Style architecture, originating in California in the late 1940s. While using the materials and design vocabulary of other contemporary styles, its jaunty forms and bold streamlining evoked a highly optimistic aspiration to an…

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Architecture 

Wanna buy a hot dog? A Googie Classic!

With this posting on Facebook today from Sharon at 5280 Mod,  I was trying to figure out if I could make a living in food service – wouldn’t this be awesome? I’d love to own this and go to work in a hot dog every day – wouldn’t you? Sadly, the Coney Island has gone out of business in Bailey, but the dog is for sale for $500,000 – it can be moved! So, readers out there, who’s looking for an income – wouldn’t this be cool?

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