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1960fury
Posted 2015-05-14 7:03 PM (#478290)
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still traumatized by the demolition of the only remaining 1950s gas station in my area not long ago i decided to take pictures of the few fifties relics that are left around me. there isn't much. went by the deserted gas station a 1000 times and always thought it would be a cool foto background for my car. one day there was a fence around it and i thought they are going to restore it.... then it was gone.
i ask you to post pictures of the mid century remains around you along with your fl. this can be as small as a wall ornament, pastel tiles or neons, etc. my 1rst contribution, living in rural germany, is pretty lame, anyway here it is. the rounded concrete canopy, neon, entrance and windows are typical german fifties.

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Posted 2015-05-14 8:09 PM (#478295 - in reply to #478290)
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<p>This sign was for a roadside cafe in the early/mid 60's on the road between Phoenix and Canyon Lake. The sign got torn down about 2 years ago.</p>

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Posted 2015-05-14 9:45 PM (#478305 - in reply to #478295)
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Great idea for a thread, Sid !

I will make a point to stop and get pix of stuff when I see it. Already have
quite a few. Will post when I get a little time. Putting new rods in an engine
right now .... kinda busy.


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Posted 2015-05-15 5:57 AM (#478333 - in reply to #478290)
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I second that, Sid. A great idea for a thread.

Here are a few photos I have on hand, the first is not quite "mid-century", as it was actually built in the 1930s, but it is the
museum at the Ocmulgee National Monument here in Macon, GA. I always thought it was a cool backdrop.

Next is an old electric company in downtown Macon. The city is shutting them down, claiming the property for an inner city "improvement".
I figured I would stage these photos while I still had the chance!
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Posted 2015-05-15 6:40 AM (#478335 - in reply to #478290)
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We have a number of stores in town overhere but it's not always easy to park near.
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Posted 2015-05-15 8:43 AM (#478337 - in reply to #478333)
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SavoyPlaza - 2015-05-15 5:57 AM

I second that, Sid. A great idea for a thread.

Here are a few photos I have on hand, the first is not quite "mid-century", as it was actually built in the 1930s, but it is the
museum at the Ocmulgee National Monument here in Macon, GA. I always thought it was a cool backdrop.

Next is an old electric company in downtown Macon. The city is shutting them down, claiming the property for an inner city "improvement".
I figured I would stage these photos while I still had the chance!
Pete



Wow!!! Pete, those are GREAT! The shot with the gate of your wagon open is fantastic!

Great idea for a thread, Sid! When I get the time, I'll post a couple of my own pics that fit the category. Just this one to get started, with a 1961-64 church:

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Posted 2015-05-15 4:49 PM (#478381 - in reply to #478290)
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I hope this thread takes off. Well done.
Pete, that is one nice wagon.
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Posted 2015-05-15 5:58 PM (#478390 - in reply to #478290)
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This Swedish Googie restaurant was the perfect match for my tri-tone Custom Royal Lancer.



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Beltran
Posted 2015-05-15 8:30 PM (#478405 - in reply to #478290)
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I have Miele vacuum Sid. Great little machine. Had it for at least 15 years now.
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Posted 2015-05-15 8:33 PM (#478406 - in reply to #478405)
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Some pics along Route 66 on a vacation a few years ago... No FL in front but the architecture is what is important.



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Posted 2015-05-15 8:43 PM (#478408 - in reply to #478290)
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That was our route 66 trip. We visited many of the usual haunts. Stood on a corner in Winslow Arizona (Eagles fans will know what I am talking about). They have a flat bed Ford there but it's not the right vintage for the forum. Pictured is me and my kids. If you ever get a chance to take a vacation in the states. A road trip along the old Route 66 is fun and a bit adventurous at times. It's no longer a contiguous road, so you have to work at it.

Oh and the Caddy picture is there because that's the best use of a Cadillac I have ever seen.

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soiouz
Posted 2015-05-15 8:53 PM (#478409 - in reply to #478290)
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Some with my ex-ride!



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Doctor DeSoto
Posted 2015-05-15 10:01 PM (#478419 - in reply to #478409)
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I just love when some relic of the past peeks its head out. Never would
have guessed this was hiding under a modern facade, but last year the
building got stripped back for yet another remodel and this sign for an old
"supermarket" was revealed. This neighborhood would be destroyed in 1957
when the I-90 freeway cleared a 300' right of way just one block to the right.
The little store likely struggled on for a few years, but with a freeway replacing
the family homes, customers slowly faded to nothing and the place closed up.

The bad news is the morons that did the recent remodel felt the need to
sandblast the sign off the brick. But I got this shot before they did.





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Doctor DeSoto
Posted 2015-05-15 10:07 PM (#478420 - in reply to #478419)
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This sign is awesome and sat derelict for a long time. Before I deployed, the owner
told me I could have it, but I was unable to move in time and while in AFG the business
sold and the new owners had it put back into working order. I missed my chance, but
as long as it stays out there doing its thing, I am happy.





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Doctor DeSoto
Posted 2015-05-16 1:16 AM (#478436 - in reply to #478420)
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One more for tonight .... Preedy's Tires, still going strong. Still got
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Posted 2015-05-16 11:43 AM (#478461 - in reply to #478290)
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Here's another great sign ... Connie's, in Sand Point, Idaho.




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jimntempe
Posted 2015-05-16 12:31 PM (#478467 - in reply to #478290)
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Does this count as a sign? The vehicle is old.... This was an actual tire place here in town and was listed in the phone book.



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1960fury
Posted 2015-05-16 2:09 PM (#478471 - in reply to #478295)
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jimntempe - 2015-05-14 8:09 PM

This sign was for a roadside cafe in the early/mid 60's on the road between Phoenix and Canyon Lake. The sign got torn down about 2 years ago.



that sucks. let me guess, it was torn down to make room for a wall mart parking lot. do these idiots realize that many 1000s of people visit the US just to see that? that is history unique to the US or north america. the people who fail to see the beauty in that drive me nuts. its the same over here.
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1960fury
Posted 2015-05-16 2:13 PM (#478472 - in reply to #478305)
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Doctor DeSoto - 2015-05-14 9:45 PM

Great idea for a thread, Sid !

I will make a point to stop and get pix of stuff when I see it. Already have
quite a few. Will post when I get a little time. Putting new rods in an engine
right now .... kinda busy.



looking forward to seeing them! i always thought that the NW is a nice place with lots of forgotten backroads with 50s gas stations restaurants, drive ins, road signs, etc left.
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1960fury
Posted 2015-05-16 2:20 PM (#478474 - in reply to #478472)
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old picutes that i posted before. my old desoto and a circa 1957 caltex gas station in hannover germany.



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Posted 2015-05-16 11:05 PM (#478526 - in reply to #478290)
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My FL car isn't road worthy yet but I found this link to one of the few FL era signs on Rt 66 that's still around. http://www.route66news.com/2015/05/15/tourism-group-may-take-part-o...
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1960fury
Posted 2015-08-19 1:06 PM (#487539 - in reply to #478526)
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not a very popular thread no 50s relics left in sweden?

anyway, on my way home from a car show is stopped at a 50s service/gas station that is STILL there, city of uelzen, about 20 miles from me:



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Posted 2015-08-19 2:38 PM (#487547 - in reply to #478290)
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That's a nice service station Sid! Far as I know, most of the old ones are gone in Sweden - then there are some that has been renovated - here's one from the Scania region (yes, the photo is taken recently)



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1960fury
Posted 2015-08-19 4:42 PM (#487552 - in reply to #487547)
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thanks wizard, sarah would look good in there at the pumps!
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Posted 2015-08-19 11:55 PM (#487573 - in reply to #478290)
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GLAD to see the resurrection of this, earlier, "Forwardlook Lifestyle" thread!!!

Our website NEEDS a dedicated "Forwardlook Lifestyle" message board.

Thanks, for resurrecting this earlier thread, Sid!


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Posted 2015-08-20 12:39 AM (#487579 - in reply to #478290)
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Thanks for starting this thread Sid. Not quite like Neils 'Lifestyles" idea. I don't care much for what houses and furniture looked like back then . I do think the pic submissions should be car related and should have the car of the owner submitting those pic. It will be much more interesting that way . Otherwise it is just another "post card" thread, and we already have that. I have some pics that I need to find, and then will post.........................MO
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Posted 2015-08-20 7:53 AM (#487604 - in reply to #478290)
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Here are a few more photos, these feature my '61 wagon.

The photos of the house were taken in Macon, in a rough neighborhood. The house was owned by an elderly lady who kept it
spotless, as you can see. She was skeptical of me taking the photos, but her son and friend who were drinking beer in the carport
(at 8:30 am!) assured her I meant no harm.

The Bellevue photo was taken right after I had reassembled the wagon after paint, the building located in Macon.

Lastly, the Rose Theater is in Forsyth, GA, not quite MCM, but a neat old building nonetheless.
I hope these photos fit in with the theme of the thread.
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Posted 2015-08-20 8:15 AM (#487605 - in reply to #478290)
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Wow, that's some very fine photos! Thanks' for sharing!!!
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Posted 2015-09-14 1:11 PM (#489610 - in reply to #478290)
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Here's another photo, this was taken May 2015, I picked up a '61 Phoenix in Fort Payne, Alabama and spotted this old drive-in,
now converted to a Mexican restaurant.
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Posted 2015-09-15 2:00 PM (#489738 - in reply to #478290)
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Really????!!!!!

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Posted 2015-09-15 2:51 PM (#489742 - in reply to #489738)
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wizard - 2015-09-15 12:00 PM

Really????!!!!! :laugh:


Glad to see this place is welcoming still. Deleted my route 66 pic that dared to have my other car. Since this is post 392, i think i'll leave it at that. Look for 393 to have my Plymouth for sale.

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Posted 2015-09-15 5:36 PM (#489762 - in reply to #487604)
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I hope these photos fit in with the theme of the thread.
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yes they do, thanks! even if some is not mcm, it was around when our cars were new. that house with your 61 in front, the stone wall left and right to the door, i love that stuff and its very 50s. what is that called? is there a certain name for it? it reminds me of the house (that unfortunately never existed) in "north by north west" from 1958/59.
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Posted 2015-09-15 8:08 PM (#489767 - in reply to #478290)
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Here's a couple more.

First is a nice MCM house near my place, last November.

Second pic is, yes, a giant concrete whale with lipstick - it's a souvenir stand in eastern Quebec and it's been standing there since 1961.






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Posted 2015-09-16 1:23 AM (#489790 - in reply to #478290)
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David, the first picture is fantastic with it's slighty faded appearance! The second one is nice too in a cute way, Thanks' for sharing!
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I have a factory air conditioned 56 Imperial. I intended to do the route 66 experience with it. My wife no longer travels well, so I may have to postpone the trip.
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I drove down to Florida a few weeks ago and took a few photos in front of a cool little motel in Tifton, GA, along the way.

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Posted 2016-06-23 9:50 AM (#514849 - in reply to #478290)
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These are great photographs. Like a trip back in time for sure.

Here's our '55 Savoy next to an old roadside motel in Bureau Junction, Illinois, and an old Phillips 66 station in Peoria.



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Posted 2016-06-23 10:11 AM (#514850 - in reply to #478290)
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Took this picture two weeks ago. The building is a local police station built 1963-64. Sadly, it will be torn down next year, so I took a couple of pics before it's too late.

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Posted 2016-06-23 12:39 PM (#514860 - in reply to #478290)
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Danny and David; Those are wonderful photographs! Marc.
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1960fury - 2015-05-16 1:20 PM

old picutes that i posted before. my old desoto and a circa 1957 caltex gas station in hannover germany.


I knew that they made hardtop cars, but I didn't realize that hardtop gas stations were a thing too!

This is from my recent road trip. It's an abandoned relic gas station a few miles outside Demming New Mexico on the I-10.

 

 



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Someday I'd like to recreate this picture with my 300F hardtop. The building is still there in Solvang.




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Posted 2016-06-24 12:57 PM (#514949 - in reply to #514939)
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Thank you, Sven and Marc. It's just a junky old car and some junky old buildings. I thought they went well together :D

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Someday I'd like to recreate this picture with my 300F hardtop. The building is still there in Solvang.


Great pic. Just need a couple of friends with '53 and '55 Chevrolets to make it complete. (I'm guessing on the '53)
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Cool photos!! I like seeing these beasts in their "natural habitat"!

Daryl, I like the '55 there at the former Phillips 66 station. I took some photos at a closed Phillips 66 here in Macon, GA, back in
2009 with my '61 Newport. Sadly, they tore the building down a few months later.
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Posted 2017-12-11 5:34 PM (#554100 - in reply to #514963)
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not far away from me, after i coasted into the driveway the owner came out (living down the street) curious about the engine rumble or earthquake at his place. he seemed to be disgusted about my fascination for this and told me the place is only still in existence since his old man still works there (the guy was about 60....)
not visible in the pics the canopy is typical 50s/60s V-shaped and the guy told me he is going to bulldoze it soon. so i guess my car is one of the last that ever coasted into this. would love to own this place, would install an air hose actuated driveway bell.

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Posted 2017-12-12 1:57 AM (#554137 - in reply to #478290)
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That could be a very nice nostalgic mancave indeed. Sad to see that such old places will dissapear and new concrete boxes will rise.
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yes, room for 2 fls and a hoist! the "bathroom" tiles are typical geman 50s/60s gas station.
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Some of my FLs on cross country trips...and great photo ops.



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wow, thanks for sharing! love the plain 61! its always striking how much nicer and wider the 61 plymouth looks without the backup lights.
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Posted 2017-12-13 6:00 PM (#554258 - in reply to #478290)
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Not sure why some of the photos aren't appearing for me.... Is that just me?
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Posted 2017-12-13 6:23 PM (#554261 - in reply to #554258)
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Not sure why some of the photos aren't appearing for me.... Is that just me?


on page one some of the above pictures were visible and then suddenly disappeared...

and no, its not just you, not all can be seen on this page.

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I don't know what the deal is... Pretty annoying. I tried uploading this one several times...now it finally works.


Roy's. Amboy, Calif.

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Posted 2017-12-13 7:16 PM (#554268 - in reply to #478290)
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Posted 2017-12-14 12:57 AM (#554283 - in reply to #478290)
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Posted 2017-12-14 5:42 AM (#554285 - in reply to #478290)
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Fantastic photos, Austin. That photo of Roy's is the perfect photo--captures it all!!
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Past weekend I went saturday night cruising in the small town Gifhorn 40 miles away, just like I did in my youth, maybe for the final time. Boy, times are changing! Am I still in Germany? Don't think that I saw a single non Arab/African that night. Fortunately that heavenly old gas station from the 50s was still there and I took some pictures. Note the sign FONZY(!)kowska Grabmale (gravestones).
Had to ad a pic of my car in the MCD drive-in parking lot. Always love how my little relic looks in a see of junk.

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This is a cool thread!! I drive past this vintage lumber giant Flookerang style sign every week. It used have a giant neon clock on it til somebody stole it. I would love to buy this sign and put it in my yard.! HHmmm????




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Posted 2019-09-11 3:05 PM (#587382 - in reply to #478290)
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This brings back memories. This is the famous Tulsa Gold Drller Statue In front of the International Petroleum Exhibition Building on the Tulsa Fairgrounds. I frst saw it in February 2006 when I did a trial run to Tulsa in preparation for the unearthinng of Miss Belvedere the next year (2007) There was a car show going on in the building at the time, so that was a nice bonus.





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Posted 2019-09-12 3:26 PM (#587442 - in reply to #478290)
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I finally had the chance last weekend to take a little road trip in my '61 Plymouth wagon to south Georgia to the small town of Alma.
There is a bank there that is from the space age, a true mid-century relic, that is a perfect setting for a photo shoot.
Apparently there was a twin structure to this one in Sylvester, GA, that was torn down years ago.

I apologize for the the number of photos, but I couldn't narrow it down to just a few! Enjoy.
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Posted 2019-09-12 3:32 PM (#587443 - in reply to #478290)
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Oh wow, that looks just great!!!!
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Posted 2019-09-12 3:39 PM (#587444 - in reply to #478290)
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Thanks, Sid! Here are 4 more, like I say, it was difficult to choose the best photo!
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Posted 2019-09-12 6:08 PM (#587457 - in reply to #478290)
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Probably the neatest mid-century building I have seen. Really cool pictures.
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Posted 2019-09-12 6:49 PM (#587459 - in reply to #478290)
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This is a local garden center, been there since 1952 and still thriving. I love it!

https://www.archiesgardenland.com/products/

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Posted 2019-09-24 1:04 PM (#587904 - in reply to #587459)
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Was planning a day to take the 61 out and take a few pics. I was remembering where some still standing surviving relic places were just a year ago and to my surprise they were GONE. This one mini golf sign in particular was removed against the still functioning vintage roadside mini golf owners will. The city should have protected it as a landmark. Instead they sold it off to be resold by a dealer. The city also has a very large abandoned MOTEL sign that want torn down as blight. I think these things add to the charm as a old downtown! Here is a pic of the sign. https://www.lakesiderelicsandantiques.com/product-page/1950-s-huge-p...

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I then drove to my next stop where there was a very cool old time gas station still standing only to find it GONE recently. It still had the diamond shaped sliding front garage door. It also had the multi square pane Windows un broken. I would have liked to dismantle this station and rebuild it in my backyard as a shop. Here's a pic of what I found of it be demolished.

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Posted 2019-09-24 3:48 PM (#587911 - in reply to #478290)
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I know what you mean. You better get to them quick because they are disappearing fast. They even tore down an old rock gas station on Rt 66 in the middle of nowhere because it was in disarray. What does it matter if it is in the middle of nowhere? Just leave it alone or rebuild it.

A large street near my new work is called DeSoto street. When I first started working here last year I found that there was an old '50's pharmacy right on DeSoto called DeSoto Pharmacy. They even still have the old soda shoppe inside it and still serve fountain drinks & ice cream floats etc. - right in the middle of a modern drug store. I stopped by and bought lunch there a couple times and the soda shoppe area had numerous senior citizens who drove for hours just to experience the old style place again. Unfortunately, the San Fernando "valley" went down hill since the time it was built and they weren't making enough on drug sales so they shut it down within 3 months that I found it. I was waiting for a convenient time to go just before dusk in the summer when I could get a good shot of my Coronet there without a ton of other cars around. But I didn't do it fast enough. Now it's gone and no possibility to take a shot with my DeSoto in front of it either. The guy who ran the soda shoppe inside it talked of starting it up again somewhere else, but hasn't yet, as far as I know. I don't think it would be the same in a new building either.



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Posted 2019-09-24 7:05 PM (#587914 - in reply to #478290)
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How bout a 1954 Constellation?

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Posted 2019-09-24 8:24 PM (#587918 - in reply to #478290)
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NICE pic. Old theaters make for great backgrounds in relic pics.. For about 15 years I worked in the movie theater salvage business. I would remove,refurbish,reinstall movie theater seats,projectors,speakers,popcorn machines,etc.
I must have stripped out 25 theaters over time. My favorite part when going into a old closed theater was relic hunting. I have a collection of vintage posters,exit signs,marquee letters,film reels,film,trailers etc.
I also have a bunch drive in theater intermission trailers. I need to figure a way to transfer 35mm to DVD.
I used to run a vintage single screen theater about 10 miles from big m auto.
While looking for pics of the theater I came across website that some you might want to checkout about roadside relics. http://www.roadarch.com/roadside.html
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The old Milford Theater... PA


Now I remember why that name is familiar. (I just transferred over from Milford) from the 1991 movie Sometimes they come back. I had a very rare theater release poster for this movie that never made into theaters and went straight to video instead.? It's a Not very well know movie made by Stephen King. If you like Christine you like this movie. Check out this vid. https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=sometimes+they+come+back+milfor...
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Here's a nighttime photo of the Colusa Theatre, which Ken is referring to in the previous post.


Cool pics John, I had a great time running that theater. The basement was and still is chocked with relics.
When mike closed we had a gathering and watched for the last time 35mm film drive in trailers,vintage 60s70s movie trailers, and even a Wiliams CA Sundown drive in trailer! I called you,but you were out of town. Somehow if we could figure a way to play the film off the side of your barn?!?!
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Posted 2019-09-25 1:49 PM (#587942 - in reply to #478290)
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I like the pics with the theaters! Here's my car in front of the Ridglea Theater in Fort Worth TX last year.



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Posted 2019-09-25 3:28 PM (#587947 - in reply to #478290)
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Remember these giant orange juice stands. This one is abandoned down the street from Big M.



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I never knew of them until I took a roadtrip through CA a few years ago. Found 'George's Orange' as shown in this article.

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