East Los Angeles, California: Tamale-Shaped Building

Former Mexican fast food stand shaped like a plump tamale, currently houses a beauty parlor.

Charley's Beauty Salon

6421 Whittier Blvd, East Los Angeles, CA
NW of the corner Whittier Blvd and Mobile Ave.
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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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