Pacific Coast Architecture Database (PCAD)

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Armet and Davis, AIA, Architects

ID: 350
Partnership Name: Armet and Davis, AIA, Architects
Position Title: Partnership
Firm Partners: Armet, Louis
Davis, Eldon Carlyle
Dates: 1947-1972
Notes: Los Angeles-based, Armet and Davis, designed over 4,000 buildings across Southern California. The firm became renowned for its eccentric, eye-catching "Googie" coffee shops of the 1950s. The successor firm is known as Armet, Davis and Newlove.
Structures: Azar's Big Boy Restaurant, Denver, CO - (10170)
Bob's Big Boy Restaurant, Cerritos, CA - (10169)
Bob's Big Boy Restaurant, Fresno, CA - (10164)
Bob's Big Boy Restaurant, San Jose, CA - (10168)
Burke's, Stanley, Restaurant, Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA - (10207)
Carolina Motel, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA - 1959 (3827)
Carolina Pines, Jr., #1 Restaurant , Los Angeles, CA - 1955 (10189)
Carolina Pines, Jr., #2 Restaurant , Los Angeles - 1962 (10188)
Conrad's Drive-In, Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA - 1958 (2325)
Frisch's Big Boy Restaurant, Indianapolis, IN - (10192)
Holiday Bowl, Crenshaw District, Los Angeles, CA - 1957 (2594)
Holly's Restaurant, Hawthorne, CA - 1956 (10195)
Huddle Restaurant, Santa Monica, CA - 1950 (11754)
Kerry's Restaurant, Los Angeles, CA - 1953 (10206)
Norma's Restaurant, 470 La Cienega Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA - 1957 (2588)
Norm's Coffee Shop, Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA - (10249)
Pann's Restaurant, Ladera Heights, Los Angeles, CA - (2587)
Pann's Restaurant, Westchester, Los Angeles, CA - 1958 (1080)
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Saint Elizabeth Parish Church, Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA - 1948 (10250)
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Saint Pancratius Parish Church, Lakewood, CA - 1959 (1083)
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Saint Pancratius Parish Plant, Lakewood, CA - 1959 (10194)
Romeo's Times Square Restaurant, Los Angeles, CA - 1955 (2586)
Ron Dee Restaurant, Sylmar, CA - 1955 (10193)
Saint Andrew's Presbyterian Church, La Puente, CA - 1957 (1084)
Saint Anthony's School, Oxnard, CA - 1957 (1085)
Tropicana Lodge and Restaurant, Fresno - 1961 (1081)
Wich Stand, West Slauson Avenue and Overhill Drive, Los Angeles, CA - 1957 (10187)
Wich Stand, Windsor Hills, Los Angeles, CA - 1957 (2590)
Yorba Linda Country Club, Yorba Linda, CA - 1960 (1082)
Locations: Architect's Office:
2440 West Third Street
Los Angeles, CA
USA
map latlong or map of street number
Publications: American Architects Directory 1962, 156, 1962.
Morris, Edward Bateman, Century of AIA, 33, 1957.
Hess, Alan, Googie Fifties Coffee Shop Architecture, 47, 1985.
Hess, Alan, Googie Redux, 104, 2004.
Hess, Alan, Googie Redux, 105, 2004.
Hess, Alan, Googie Redux, 97, 2004.
Hess, Alan, Googie Redux, 100-101, 106-107, 2004.
Hess, Alan, Googie Redux, 108, 2004.
Hess, Alan, Googie Redux, 109, 2004.
Hess, Alan, Googie Redux, 109-110, 2004.
Hess, Alan, Googie Redux, 107, 2004.
"The Origins of McDonald's Golden Arches", Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, 45: 1, 60-67, 3/1986.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, "Carolina Motel Building, 1959", Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 158, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 180-181, 1994.
Woo, Elaine, "Helen Liu Fong; 78; architect created futuristic designs for coffee shops", Los Angeles Times, B10, 2005-04-26.
Daniels, Cynthia, "Googie Fans Have Goo-Goo Eyes for L.A. Coffee Shop", Los Angeles Times, B2, 7/15/2004.
Hong, Peter, "Lanes may be declared landmark", Los Angeles Times, B1-B2, 09/12/2000.
Brown, August, "It's Googie a go-go", Los Angeles Times, E3, 02/05/2007.
Gettleman, Jeffrey, "Panel Wants Bowling Alley Preserved", Los Angeles Times, 2001-07-07.
Kurashige, Scott, "Can Holiday Bowl Be Saved?", Rafu Shimpo, 2000-05-05.
Saito, John, Jr., "End of an Era: Holiday Bowl, 1958-2000", Rafu Shimpo, 2000-05-12.
Dubrow, Gail, Graves, Donna, "Holiday Bowl", Sento at Sixth and Main, 176, 2002.
"Adams and Armet and Davis plan Saint Elizabeth Parish Church, Van Nuys", Southwest Builder and Contractor, 57, col 1, 08/06/1948.
"Adams and Armet and Davis plan Saint Elizabeth Parish Church, Van Nuys", Southwest Builder and Contractor, 57, col 1, 08/06/1948.