Chez Jay | Los Angeles Conservancy
Chez Jay photo
Photo courtesy Jay Fiondella Family Trust

Chez Jay

Chez Jay opened in 1959 as a nautical-themed steak house and bar on a small scale, with room for only about ten tables. It quickly became a popular spot for celebrities, as longtime owner Jay Fiondella banned cameras and autograph seekers.

McDonald's Hamburgers
Photo from Conservancy archives

McDonald's Hamburgers

A Googie-style building designed to reveal the restaurant's innovative food preparation techniques, it is the oldest surviving McDonald's restaurant still in operation.
Photo by Sue Hwang

Formosa Café

The Formosa Café is currently undergoing rehabilitation and will reopen in 2018.
Photo from Tom Gardner Collection/Conservancy archives

The Donut Hole

This La Puente icon is one of SoCal's best examples of Programmatic architecture.