Food Bowl at Ann Darling Shopping Center

The Ann Darling Shopping center is where the Food Bowl sign stands. The sign dates back to 1959. Yet another fantastic googie sign where the top of the sign rotates. I can’t tell whether it is free-swinging now or still motorized like it used to be.foodbowl_sm1

When I sketch signs in parking lots I can’t help but imagine what that parking lot would have looked like years ago. Here is a shot of that parking lot I was in yesterday, just 3 years before the sign was installed (but after Ann Darling existed). Look at those cars! If I’d been around to sketch it, I’d have been torn: draw that sign or draw the cars? This (and more photographs of  the inside of the store) on the Online Archive of California.



1625 McKee Road


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