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Burbank in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Big Boy

 

—State of California Point of Historical Interest —

 
Big Boy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 20, 2010
1. Big Boy Marker
Inscription. 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 Freeform 50s Coffee Shop architecture. The towering Bobs sign is an integral part of the building's design and its most prominent feature.
 
Location. 34° 9.154′ N, 118° 20.769′ W. Marker is in Burbank, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on West Riverside Drive west of North Pass Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4211 West Riverside Drive, Burbank CA 91505, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Campo de Cahuenga (approx. 1.3 miles away); Lankershim Monument (approx. 2 miles away); Amelia Earhart (approx. 2.1 miles away); Lockheed F-104 Starfighter (approx. 2.1 miles away); Lankershim Train Depot (approx. 2.1 miles away); Spirit of the CCC (approx. 2.2 miles away); Pierce Brothers Valhalla Dignity Memorial (approx. 2˝ miles away); Hollywoodland's Granite Retaining Walls and Interconnecting Granite Stairs (approx. 2.6 miles away).
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
Big Boy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 20, 2010
2. Big Boy Marker
Big Boy Sign & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 20, 2010
3. Big Boy Sign & Marker
Big Boy Counter image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 20, 2010
4. Big Boy Counter
Bob's Big Boy Car Hop image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 20, 2010
5. Bob's Big Boy Car Hop
Big Boy Display Inside the Restaurant. image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 20, 2010
6. Big Boy Display Inside the Restaurant.
The Front of Bob's Big Boy Restaurant image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 20, 2010
7. The Front of Bob's Big Boy Restaurant
Bob's Big Boy Car Hop Sign image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 20, 2010
8. Bob's Big Boy Car Hop Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 5, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 922 times since then and 88 times this year. Last updated on July 24, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 5, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.   5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on June 8, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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