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Pann's Restaurant
Los Angeles, CA

 

Pann's Restaurant in Los Angeles is one of the last of Southern California's examples of Googie Coffee Shop architecture, a design author and architect Alan Hess brought newfound awareness to back in the mid 1980's.

Pann's marquee
Los Angeles, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

 

Serving the public since 1958, Pann's was designed by the noted architecture firm of Armet and Davis. Pann's has been a well recognized part of the Southern California roadside landscape with its tropical oasis touch, upswept roof, and enormous sign.

 

Pann's roofline
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

However, not all of the past 50's years has been smooth sailing for this futuristic coffee shop. In the early 1990's, the restaurant was in danger of being demolished and rebuilt beyond recognition. At this point, the Los Angeles Conservancy's Modern Committee got involved and worked collaboratively with Pann's second generation owner Jim Poulos towards a plan restoring Pann's to its former glory. In 1993, Poulos was the recipient of a Los Angeles Conservancy Preservation Award for his efforts.

Below are more photos of the Pann's Restaurant.

 

Pann's marquee close-up
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Pann's
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Pann's from across the street
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Pann's Interior
Photo courtesy Jason Carlton

Terrazzo Wall
Photo courtesy Jason Carlton

Pann's Interior
Photo courtesy Jason Carlton

Pann's Bathroom
Photo courtesy Jason Carlton

Pann's Interior
Photo courtesy Jason Carlton

Pann's Door
Photo courtesy Jason Carlton

 

 

(Above) More photos of Pann's interior

(Left) Here's a shot of the waiting area at Pann's

Pann's Waiting Room
Photo courtesy Jason Carlton

 

 

 

 

 

 

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