East Los Angeles, California: Tamale-Shaped Building

Former Mexican fast food stand shaped like a plump tamale, currently houses a beauty parlor. Early programmatic architecture dates from 1928, various un-tamale tenants since 1984.

Charley's Beauty Salon

Address:
6421 Whittier Blvd, East Los Angeles, CA
Directions:
NW of the corner Whittier Blvd and Mobile Ave.
Hours:
Daylight Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Tamale building.

Tamale-Shaped Building

The building was made to resemble a tamale.

[Sabin, 03/03/2018]

An amusing example of programmatic architecture -- a building shaped like one of the popular food items served when it was a Mexican fast food stand. The connection is lost now that the structure is inhabited by a beauty parlor.


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