Photos: Architecture Worth Saving


Outrageous, funky, and colorful; Googie architecture swept through the country for 25 years. You could spot it at a distance and be lured into its spell for shopping, food, and fun!



Googie was the family nickname of Lillian Burton. She and husband Mortimer owned one of the three California coffee shops designed by architect John Lautner. Their Hollywood restaurant on Sunset Boulevard was proclaimed, Googie’s Coffee Shop, kicking off a futuristic design craze. We love the look and the name!



More Googie landmarks of Los Angeles County:


Preserving the Past