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Googie – Postcards from the Cutting Edge

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We’ve previously posted about Googie Architecture – the predominant style of roadside cafe, restaurant and petrol station architecture in post-war America and how its combination of futuristic looks and space age vision spread from one café in California across the whole nation.

We didn’t know at the time but such was the popularity of Googie Architecture that postcards were produced celebrating Googie inspired structures in various American towns and cities. Feast your eyes on more fantastic space age architecture, flying saucer shapes, starbursts, groovy boomerang shapes and of course, cafes shaped like a Mexican hat.

Schenk's Hotel Main Building - South Fallsburg, New York

williamsburg_travel_lodge_kentucky

keefer's_highway_restaurant_king_city_CA

kilolani_planetarium&observatory_honolulu_HI

john_f_kennedy_memorial_coliseum_manchester_NH

atlanta_airport_GA

fantastic_gateway_to_reno's_casino_area_NV

carousel_inn_reno_NV

bethel_a.m.e._church_pittsburgh_PA

abilene_christian_college_TX

first_methodist_church_palo_alto_CA

paul_masson_champagne_cellars_saratoga_CA (2)

motel_west_center_building_south_of_the_border_SC

Moongate Motel - Gateway to Vacation Pleasure . . . . Advertising Postcard

Mannheim & Higgins - O'Hare Inn Portico 1 - Curt Teich Card

Dunes Hotel Las Vegas circa 1964

Newport Balboa Savings & Loan

Cadet Chapel U.S. Air Force Academy Colorado

Carousel of Progress Disneyland

Tomorrowland Terrace Stage

Citizens State Bank, 1950's

museum_of_witchcraft_&_magic_gatlinburg_TN



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