A playful 1950s American style developed in California and named after Googie's coffee shop in Los Angeles. It was used mainly for commercial architecture in roadside locations. It made use of popular escapist themes, notably the Space Age and the South Seas.
A non-profit organization whose mission is to foster awareness and appreciation of the popular culture and imagery of the 1950s and '60s in an effort to promote the preservation of the largest collection of Doo Wop architecture found in the United States.
Collection of photos by Ron Saari.
Chris Jepsen's exploration of the 1950s American style named after Googie's coffee shop in Los Angeles, designed by John Lautner (1949). History, news, images of examples with commentary.
A look at this 1950s space-age style from Roadside Peek.
Smithsonian article with photographs and drawings that explains what Googie is.
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