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Old Posted Sep 22, 2010, 4:05 AM
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Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire View Post

It's still there:

Google Street View

Apparently it's now an L.A. Historic-Cultural Landmark, as is the Washington Irving Library--which status, unfortunately, is no real safeguard against demolition. Sounds like the dome part--the original Willard's--sits empty. How long can it last with a highrise caddy-corner to it?
I'm sure many of you know that this building was also used in "Happy Days" for the establishing exterior shot of Arnold's Drive-In:
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