Tail o' the Pup

Hot dog stand in Los Angeles

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Tail O' the Pup
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A busy day at the Tail O' the Pup in 2005
General information
Architectural styleNovelty architecture
Town or cityLos Angeles, California
CountryUnited States
Completed1946
Design and construction
ArchitectMilton J. Black

Tail O’ the Pup was an iconic Los Angeles, California hot dog stand actually shaped like a hot dog. Built in 1946, the small, walk-up stand has been noted as a prime example of “mimetic”-type novelty architecture. It was one of the very last surviving mid-20th century buildings that were built in the shapes of the products they sold.[1]

  1. ^ Betsky, Aaron (July 2, 1992). "Hot Dog Stand Withstands Blitz of Commercialism—With Relish", Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 26, 2016.

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