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Last American Diner

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1978, Henry Beer of Communication Arts. 1996, demolished. 1955 28th St.

Designer Henry Beer describes this former restaurant as “a truck stop made out of a truck.” The stainless steel facade was made by Freuhauf Fabricators, a Denver truck manufacturer. The interior's pink and gray color scheme and extensive use of vinyl and laminate, roller-skating wait staff, bright neon signage, and asphalt landscaping made this a nostalgic salute to diners past before it closed as a restaurant in 1996.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Last American Diner", [Boulder, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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