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Diner.On.MainCome join Alhambra Preservation Group for a fundraiser at Alhambra’s Diner on Main (201 West Main Street) Tuesday, July 26 from 4 – 9 p.m.

“During that time, Diner on Main will donate 25% of your total meal receipt to APG,” said Joyce Amaro, APG President. “It’s a fun opportunity to enjoy a good meal, great company and unique architecture.”

Diner on Main is Alhambra’s very own example of Googie architecture, a modern style popular in the late 40s through the early 60s, particularly for gas stations, diners and bowling alleys. The style was marked by upswept ¬†roofs, neon, geometric shapes and curved lines that included boomerangs, flying saucers, atoms and parabolas. It represented America’s fascination with Space Age themes.

Googie originated right here in SoCal. Iconic architect John Lautner coined the term when he designed a coffee shop in West Hollywood named after one of the owners, Lillian “Googie” Burton.

Be sure to make your calendar for this new APG event, where all you have to do to raise money is eat (and pay your tab)!

Questions? Send us an e-mail at info@alhambrapreservation.org.

 

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