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.

Charley's Beauty Salon

6421 Whittier Blvd, East Los Angeles, CA
NW of the corner Whittier Blvd and Mobile Ave.
Daylight Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Tamale-Shaped Building

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

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.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Tony the Muffler ManTony the Muffler Man, Los Angeles, CA - 3 mi.
Giant Aluminum Can ManGiant Aluminum Can Man, East Los Angeles, CA - 4 mi.
Close to You: The Carpenters Apartment ComplexesClose to You: The Carpenters Apartment Complexes, Downey, CA - 5 mi.
In the region:
Levitated Mass, Los Angeles, CA - 13 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

July 10, 2020

My Sights

My Sights

Create and Save Your Own Crazy Road Trip!

Try My Sights

Roadside America app
Roadside Presidents app

California Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Spud Drive-In Giant Potato, Driggs, Idaho (Jul 6-12, 2020)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

Sightings. Arrives without warning. Leaves no burn marks. A free newsletter from RoadsideAmerica.com. Subscribe now!
RoadsideAmerica.com Hotel & Motel Finder

Special rates for hotels.

Nearby Hotels: East Los Angeles, California

Nightly rates found:

Book Now