Carnation Ice Cream Restaurant (Wilshire Blvd.)

ARCHITECTURE AND PRESERVATION NEWS for the Los Angeles Conservancy Modern Committee (ModCom) and other Mid Century Modern, Googie, International, Art Deco, 20th Century design

Moderators: I_LUV_POWER!!!!, Joe, Adriene, moderns-r-us, Tony, Futura Girl, sean, Josh Geidel, nichols, Java

[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/vendor/twig/twig/lib/Twig/Extension/Core.php on line 1266: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable
surffnutt3000
Modern Fan
Posts: 13
Joined: Mon Sep 01, 2008 9:37 pm
Location: Los Angeles, CA
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/vendor/twig/twig/lib/Twig/Extension/Core.php on line 1266: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable

Carnation Ice Cream Restaurant (Wilshire Blvd.)

Postby surffnutt3000 » Mon Sep 01, 2008 9:44 pm

Does anyone else remember the restaurant operated by Carnation when their headquarters building was on Wilshire Blvd.?

I know the place is long gone, but I have many memories of it from my younger days and was wondering if anyone knew of any links to any photos/information about the place. Thanks!

User avatar
Futura Girl
Lotta Living Hostess
Lotta Living Hostess
Posts: 4161
Joined: Wed Aug 14, 2002 11:54 pm
Location: Las VEGAS babay!
Contact:

Postby Futura Girl » Mon Sep 01, 2008 11:28 pm

i absolutely remember this and have great memories of it as a kid - it was the special treat after a day at the beautiful PRE anderson wing LACMA (when there were still fountains!!!)

i saw it in the background of some movie scene someplace recently??? i will ask my husband if he remembers where we saw it.

surffnutt3000
Modern Fan
Posts: 13
Joined: Mon Sep 01, 2008 9:37 pm
Location: Los Angeles, CA
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/vendor/twig/twig/lib/Twig/Extension/Core.php on line 1266: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable

Postby surffnutt3000 » Wed Sep 03, 2008 8:17 pm


User avatar
nichols
Lotta Living Host
Lotta Living Host
Posts: 9337
Joined: Wed Oct 16, 2002 1:16 pm
Location: The wooded highlands of Altadena, Calif.
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/vendor/twig/twig/lib/Twig/Extension/Core.php on line 1266: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable

Postby nichols » Thu Sep 04, 2008 10:44 am

1958
Image
Image
Image
Image

surffnutt3000
Modern Fan
Posts: 13
Joined: Mon Sep 01, 2008 9:37 pm
Location: Los Angeles, CA
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/vendor/twig/twig/lib/Twig/Extension/Core.php on line 1266: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable

Postby surffnutt3000 » Thu Sep 04, 2008 8:05 pm

Thanks Chris! That particular menu's a little before my time, but I'd still order a Carnation Special Sundae. So what if the five-scoop creation costs 85 cents, I'm a big spender. :wink:

User avatar
nichols
Lotta Living Host
Lotta Living Host
Posts: 9337
Joined: Wed Oct 16, 2002 1:16 pm
Location: The wooded highlands of Altadena, Calif.
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/vendor/twig/twig/lib/Twig/Extension/Core.php on line 1266: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable

Postby nichols » Fri Sep 05, 2008 10:44 am

MMMMMM!
Image
Carnation Building (1948-1990)
(flickr)

modfan
Space Cadet (over 2001 posts)
Posts: 2091
Joined: Wed Jan 08, 2003 8:28 am
Location: East of Balboa Highlands in Sylmar
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/vendor/twig/twig/lib/Twig/Extension/Core.php on line 1266: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable

Were

Postby modfan » Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:34 am


surffnutt3000
Modern Fan
Posts: 13
Joined: Mon Sep 01, 2008 9:37 pm
Location: Los Angeles, CA
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/vendor/twig/twig/lib/Twig/Extension/Core.php on line 1266: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable

Postby surffnutt3000 » Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:30 pm

Not sure, but I might remember there being a location at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco.

While doing an online search about this subject, I came upon a place called Carnation Ice Cream Land in Santa Ana. I have no idea if there's any connection at all to the original company, but I'll be checking the place out sometime this weekend.

User avatar
nichols
Lotta Living Host
Lotta Living Host
Posts: 9337
Joined: Wed Oct 16, 2002 1:16 pm
Location: The wooded highlands of Altadena, Calif.
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/vendor/twig/twig/lib/Twig/Extension/Core.php on line 1266: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable

Postby nichols » Thu Oct 16, 2008 7:15 am

Image

User avatar
Synthetrix
Modern Master
Posts: 185
Joined: Fri Dec 13, 2002 4:02 pm
Location: Wilmington, CA
Contact:

Postby Synthetrix » Thu Oct 16, 2008 11:10 am

There used to be a Carnation Ice Creamland store in Garden Grove near the intersection of Chapman and Euclid. It was very cool. It had the classic red & white striped decor with those white wrought iron chairs with the heart shape. My friends and I used to hang out there and play pinball in the 70s. I loved their champagne ice sherbet flavor! Later the place became Annie's and they switched to a purple and white color scheme. The place was demolished many years ago and town homes are now on the site.
Synthetrix Photos of the Forgotten
http://photosoftheforgotten.synthetrix.com/


[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/vendor/twig/twig/lib/Twig/Extension/Core.php on line 1266: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/vendor/twig/twig/lib/Twig/Extension/Core.php on line 1266: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable

Return to “Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests