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Coffee Dan's | by Chimay Bleue
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Coffee Dan's

Architect: William Krisel for Palmer & Krisel (1957)

Client: Dr. Canby

Location: 6576 Van Nuys Boulevard, Van Nuys, CA

Photographer: Julius Shulman


William Krisel sent this series of photos to me after seeing the photos of tiki architecture that I posted recently. I see a strong hint of tiki here, and that "Outrigger Room" only serves to reinforce that impression. Also, I have seen this building credited to Armet & Davis. It is not by Armet & Davis, although that firm did design other restaurants from this chain.


Photograph from the archive of William Krisel, Getty Research Institute. Used with permission from Mr. Krisel.

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Uploaded on September 16, 2012