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Mid-Century Modern Coffee Shop "Googie"

This section of cosmicool is devoted to the modern coffee shop archtecture of the 1950s and 1960s. This type of architecture is also known as "Googie." I first saw the name Googie when I picked up the book, "Googie fifties coffee shop architecture" by Alan Hess. This is a fantastic book on the subject and can be bought on Amazon.com here. Googie isn't necessarily confined to just coffee shops. Bowling alleys, car washes, motels etc. of the era were often done in the "Googie" style as well.
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