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Programmatic

Photo from L.A. Conservancy archives

Angel Food Donuts Sign

This giant donut has tempted passing motorists for more than fifty years.
Photo by Flora Chou/L.A. Conservancy

Brown Derby Dome

An iconic example of the roadside vernacular architecture that was especially popular in California and designed to capture the attention of passing motorists, the flagship location of the Brown Derby was actually built in the shape of a hat.
Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy.

Chez Jay

The nautical-themed steak house and bar with room for only about ten tables opened in 1959.
Photo by Marcello Vavala/L.A. Conservancy

Chili Bowl (West Los Angeles)

The 1935 Chili Bowl structure on Pico Boulevard is an exceptionally rare example of programmatic architecture in Los Angeles.
Photo by Jessica Hodgdon/L.A. Conservancy

Fleetwood Center

A strip mall renowned for its Cadillac facade has never been home to a Cadillac-related business, let alone a dealership.
Photo by Maxim Shapovalov.

Formosa Café

This ambitious rehabilitation project revives a glamorous Hollywood landmark to its original splendor and honors its cultural heritage and identity.
Photo by Michael Locke.

Randy's Donuts

Randy’s Donuts is one of Los Angeles’ most iconic landmarks and represents the postwar optimism and whimsy of the city in a way few other places can.

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