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Los Angeles, California: Big Hat From Former Brown Derby

The old Brown Derby restaurant hat dome is on the 3rd floor of a building at Brown Derby Plaza.

3377 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
On the northeast corner of Wilshire Blvd and Alexandria Ave.
Always visible. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Brown Derby dome as visible in 2019, above a strip of stores.

Big Hat From Former Brown Derby

The derby hat is dead. This tiny dome isn't even visible from Wilshire Boulevard in 2019.

[Brynn, 09/02/2019]

It lives on in vapors of memory in old Hollywood photos and postcards. But, yeah, that sure doesn't resemble a hat.

Big Hat From Former Brown Derby

It no longer looks like this. A preservation group got it designated as a landmark which meant it could not be torn down, however it could be modified. Its been moved to the back of the plaza and painted an ugly salmon color, but it's still visible from Wilshire.

[Don, 07/04/2011]
Big Hat From Former Brown Derby

The old Brown Derby restaurant hat is alive and well not far from its original location at Whilshire Blvd and S. Alexandria Ave. It currently resides on the 3rd floor of a building at Brown Derby Plaza.

This Brown Derby has been "saved" -- moved not far from its original position on the corner and now 30 feet above the sidewalk.

[Phil Pasquini, 10/19/2006]
Last Brown Derby Headed for Demolition

The last of the five famous Brown Derby restaurants is threatened with demolition to make way for development. Starting as the Brown Derby Car Cafe, it opened in 1940, and became a social fixture in Hollywood....

[09/20/2005] Complete News Story

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