San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Welcome to Ocean Beach
“Long Live the Doggie!”
This sign stood outside the last operating Doggie Diner restaurant (later “Carousel”) on the N.E. corner of 46th Ave. and Sloat Blvd.
Designed in 1966 by graphic artist Harold Bachman (1921-2005) for the popular unionized Bay Area drive-in chain, the Doggie’s whimsical style (shades of swing and early auto age cartoons) has delighted generations of visitors to Ocean Beach.
A massive grassroots preservation effort, chronicled nationally in the “Zippy the Pinhead” comic strip, led to its acquisition by the City of San Francisco (Dec. 2000).
Toppled by wind on April 1, 2003, it was restored by the Dept. of Public Works, returned to its post by Independence Day, and relocated to this median in January, 2005.
Location. 37° 44.128′ N, 122° 30.179′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is at the intersection of Sloat Boulevard and 45th Avenue, in the median on Sloat Boulevard. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2650 Sloat Boulevard, San Francisco CA 94116, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Broderick – Terry Duel Roald Amundsen (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Ground Beneath Your Feet (approx. 2.6 miles away); If it's Summer, Bring a Sweater (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Doughboy (approx. 3 miles away); Where Daly City Started (approx. 3 miles away); The New Cliff House (approx. 3 miles away); Schooner Parallel “Blown to Atoms” 1887 (approx. 3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in San Francisco.
Regarding Welcome to Ocean Beach. The Doggie Diner head is San Francisco Historic Landmark No. 254.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 211 times since then and 76 times this year. Last updated on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.