Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Off Wazata Boulevard: A one-lane MacDonalds Morning.

A 1-lane morning @ MacDonalds

Wayzata MacDonalds

“The original prototype for McDonald’s drive-in hamburger stands featuring the full-scale golden arches and red-and-white tile walls was a major influence on roadside strips throughout the United States from its introduction in 1953 to its phased elimination in the 1970s and 1980s.”
From American Architecture.


I was driving through Apple Valley, MN and saw an archityepal MacDonalds. A reconstruction, no doubt. It is a beautiful piece of early 60s commercial architecture. Cheesy around the edges with a little bit of Koleco built in. Kind of like “Cootie” drive in. Today’s MacDonald’s are polished and uniformly corporate.


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