The Penguin Coffee Shop - Santa Monica

(Now Dr. Beauchamp Western Dental)

Photos by D.V. DeVito and Synthetrix except where noted.


As you exit the 10 freeway at Lincoln and olympic you will find a curious building

for a dental office. This was another Armet & Davis designed coffee shop.

The Penguin, built in 1959.

 

We drive by, imagining when diners could be seen behind the now cutained windows.

I wish this place was still open, but at least the building still stands and they kept

the original sign and penguin character.

 

How it looked back in the day.

Photo credit - Armet, Davis and Newlove; Jack Laxer

 

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