Monday, March 24, 2008

Grand slam for historic preservation
Denny's is known for its hefty "Grand Slam," "French Toast Slam," and its meaty "Lumberjack Slam" breakfasts. In Seattle, one of its former buildings has made news. The Seattle Times reports that the local Landmarks Preservation Board declared that a 1964 restaurant with swooping roof lines and odd-shaped pillars is worth of preservation. The building, which originally opened as Manning's Cafeteria and was later purchased by Denny's, reminded many people of the TV show "The Jetsons." Called Googie, the style is known for its "bold angles, colorful signs, plate glass, sweeping cantilevered roofs and pop culture imagery," according to Googie Architecture Online. (Photo courtesy of Dean Rutz, Seattle Times)

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