Friday, August 27, 2010


Welcome to the Orange County Googie Archive!

Many of you may have been directed here by the Whittier Conservancy Newsletter and I welcome you to explore the blog, especially the posts relating to the Greater Whittier area.

EDIT: You can view my photos in the Whittier Concervancy Newsletter here. (PDF)

It's unfortunately been quite some time since I've updated this blog, but in a way it's like a time capsule of how these architectural landmarks used to look just a few years ago. In many cases, the primest examples of Mid Century and Googie architecture in Orange County and South LA County have become much more dilapidated in the past few years.

Please, enjoy the archives of this blog and don't hesitate to contact me personally if you have any questions, stories, or comments concerning Googie in Orange County!

Melissa Cruz

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alhess said...

This is a great idea. Starting in the south, there are a couple of good Googie buildings on PCH in San Clemente. You've seen the OC section in the appendix to Googie Redux, right?

Chris Jepsen said...

What's going on with the Conservancy plans?

melissac. said...

Chris - I'm not sure what's going on with the conservancy, I just know that some photos from this blog are to be featured in the upcoming Whittier Conservancy newsletter.

Alan Hess - Wow! What an honor! I love my copy of Googie Redux! While I've pored over the images in the book, I unfortunately haven't been through the appendix. Now that I know, I'll try to make some time to stop and photograph a few of the spots in the book!

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