/r/GoogiePorn

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Post pictures of Googie architecture and design, including: Mid-century commercial architecture, Doo-Wop motels, roadside Americana, Streamline Moderne buildings, coffee shops, gas stations, bowling alleys, casinos.

Pop·u·luxe (n. - adj.) (Googie Architecture)

Strange, asymmetrical geometry. Colorful, flamboyant signs that seem slightly off-balance. Sweeping structural elements that seem to defy gravity. Space age/atom age optimism, filtered through the lens of a burgeoning car culture in post-war America.


This is a place of celebration for the Populuxe architectural style (aka Googie) of the mid 20th century and the idealistic future of travel, colour and design that it invoked.

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SUBMISSION RULES

  • Please only post images as link posts. Include further information and any links as a comment.
  • Include the name and/or the location followed by the date of construction (ie. Building #42 - 1958)
  • "Low effort" comments are fine as long as you're not being an asshole. If someone posts a picture that makes you go "Awesome!" or "Hell yeah! This building rules.", feel free to post "Awesome!" or "Hell yeah! This building rules." - - -

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Googie in Alabama

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2024/05/09
00:59 UTC

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Monterey Motel - Chouteau Oklahoma

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2024/04/07
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San Gabriel Lanes, 216 S San Gabriel Blvd San Gabriel California

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2024/03/16
00:04 UTC

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Blue Spruce Lodge Somewhere Montana

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2024/03/15
14:55 UTC

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Theme Building from Terminal B / 4

Hey guys!! I have a 2hr layover in LAX in a few weeks time. I’ll be landing in LAX terminal
B before flying out of Terminal 4.

Do you know if this would give me time to see The Theme Building?

Where is best to be able to see it?

I’ve never been to LAX before and really want to try and see it as best as possible before I fly back out!

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2024/02/14
16:38 UTC

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Stanley Kubrick apparently rejected these prototypes in 1966 for wristwatches to be worn in 2001

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2024/01/14
21:41 UTC

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Does this belong here?

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2023/12/22
23:27 UTC

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2023/11/23
22:22 UTC

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Bob's Big Boy Broiler (Downey, California) by Paul B. Clayton. Photo by Michael Locke.

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2023/11/20
13:34 UTC

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The Clock restaurant in Los Angeles, completed in 1951, was designed by Helen Liu Fong, a Chinese-American architect who grew up in LA's Chinatown.

3 Comments
2023/11/04
02:08 UTC

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The former La Concha Motel lobby that's happily now The Neon Museum's visitor center/lobby.

Taken the Monday after Hurricane Hilary passed through in mid-late August 2023, which explains the clouds, and they helped create an almost-surreal background during much of our tour that night.

Related: I cannot recommend The Neon Museum enough because they pack so much history and even some science into the guided tour!! It was the one place I wanted to visit for my first trip to Vegas, and it exceeded my lofty expectations.

12 Comments
2023/11/03
02:47 UTC

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St Matthew’s Catholic Church, Zilwaukee, Michigan, by Morris & Wesolek (1967)

1 Comment
2023/09/12
02:28 UTC

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This beautiful mid-century building is located at 220 South 3rd St. in Enid, OK.

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2023/09/11
12:30 UTC

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J. Robert Ashcroft Activities Center - Evangel University - Springfield, MO.

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2023/09/10
18:06 UTC

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Bob Hope’s house

Random thought, what does Bob Hope’s Palm Springs house look like, lit up, at night?

2 Comments
2023/09/08
19:29 UTC

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Wells Fargo Bank in Casper, Wyoming.

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2023/08/31
12:57 UTC

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Westgate Plaza, Omaha, Nebraska

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2023/08/25
17:50 UTC

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A street in Santa Ana, California, 1968

6 Comments
2023/08/24
23:27 UTC

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St. Vivian Catholic Mission Church, Independence, California.

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2023/08/23
00:17 UTC

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The Space Station, Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

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2023/08/22
23:19 UTC

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P. Terry’s Burger Stand in Austin, Texas.

4 Comments
2023/08/16
14:38 UTC

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