Doggie Diners

Doggie Diners were hot dog/hamburger stands in San Francisco in the ’50s, known for their 7′ high revolving fiberglass heads of a perky dachshund. Someone has apparently salvaged and repainted these three.

Melinda Koustousov shot this photo of them, mounted on a flatbed truck in the Mission district last weekend.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doggie_Diner

https://doggiediner.com/

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

2 Responses to Doggie Diners

  1. mike says:

    These buildings are your Future Tudor architecture.They must be preserved!

  2. gonebeyond says:

    The Doggie Diner Head Restoration is the work of John Law, one of the fathers of the San Francisco Cacophony Society and a spiritual if not actual father of the Burning Man.

    For many years, he created all of the neon in the Man's construction which went up in flames.

    http://johnwlaw.com

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