Thursday, January 18, 2018

The Diner 202

Anderson, Missouri

I have a note saying this photo was from 1941, but I don't know its source.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Center Dining Car

6 Mi. So. of Wilmington, Delaware, on Route 40 & 13

Definitely in operation in 1942. "Help Wanted" ads looking for a short order cook appeared in Wilmington's Morning News in late '42 and early '43. 

There is a Center Dining car listed on Frank Brusca's in New Castle, which is just south of Wilmington. The page looks like it was last updated in 2010 so diner was probably in business at that time.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Atlantic Hotel - Restaurant - Cocktail Lounge

New Bedford's Most Modern
Offering You
Choice Food    Finest Liquors    At Popular Prices
919 - 922  Purchase St.
New Bedford,  Massachusetts

Date unknown. The facade in the illustration looks art deco and Prohibition ended in December 1933, so I'm guessing this is from the 1930s or 1940s. A check of Google maps shows that Purchase Street addresses now go no higher than 908, ending at Middle Street, so the building that contained this hotel and eatery was probably demolished. This area is the "heart of downton Bedford", and the Atlantic must've been a pretty swank place in its time.

Vintage Tichnor Image - Boston Public Libarary Collection

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Highway Diner

John Margolies Roadside America photograph archive (1972-2008), Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.
Route 66  -  Winslow, AZ  - photo 2003

Open All Night
Winslow  -  Williams  -  Flagstaff

A google search Jan 2018 failed to produce any info about the Highway Diner in any of the three towns listed on the matchbook cover, except for the 2003 photograph by John Margolies.
Date of matchbook cover is unknown.
It's possible one or all of the diners have changed names.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Dilly Diner

Tampa, Florida
Air Conditioned   -   Open 24 Hours

I'm no expert on car id's, but that beige 2-tone station wagon looks like a 1953 Ford.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Grove Diner

Kodachrome by Joseph Morsello
68th and Ognotz Avenue   -   Philadelphia, PA
One of Philadelphia's Favorite Diners serving 10,000 patrons weekly 
with excellent food from a modern kitchen.  Open 24 hours daily.  Ample Parking Space. 
Our other Diner, 8705 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, Penna.

According to Diners of Pennsylvania this particular diner model was a 1948 Paramount.
Checking a street view on Google maps I see the brown brick building in the background is still standing, but the corner is now home to a Mini Mart.