Bob's Big Boy - "Sunday Strip" - Burbank, CA
Posted by: DougK
N 34° 09.141 W 118° 20.777
11S E 375891 N 3779867
Quick Description: Built in 1949, Bob's Big Boy in Burbank, California, is the oldest remaining Bob's Family Restaurant in America.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 1/19/2011 9:15:46 PM
Waymark Code: WMAJ70
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Built in 1949, Bob's Big Boy in Burbank is the oldest remaining Bob's Family Restaurant in America. The building is a perfect example of coffee shops that appeared in Los Angeles in the 1950's. The structure is patterned after World Fair pavillions with a long, low roof line and wide canopies. The 70 foot tall sign with pink and white neon lettering is a billboard in the form of art.
In addition to this strip, Zippy also visited Bob's Big Boy on
April 11, 2006 and
May 4, 2006.
A plaque out front reads:
This restaurant was built in 1949 by
locals Scott MacDonald and Ward Albert
and is the oldest remaining Bob's Family
Restaurant in America. It was designed
by respected architect Wayne McAllister
incorporating the 1940s transitional
design of streamline modern style while
anticipating the freefrom 50s coffee shop
architecture. The towering Bob's sign is
an integral part of the building's design
and its most prominent feature.
State of California
Point of Historical Interest
|Big Boy, from the Side
||Big Boy, from the Front
||Big Boy, from the Back
Date the strip ran: 5/7/2006
Strip Name: Sunday Strip
Location of item featured in the strip: 4211 W Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA
Link to the Strip: [Web Link]
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