6421 Whittier Boulevard,
East Los Angeles, California
At one point Los Angeles was filled with strange and wacky architecture ranging from owls and bowler hats to dogs and coffee pots. One by one they've disappeared, these amazing examples of Programmatic Architecture. Here and there, a few have survived, and one of those few is The Tamale on Whittier Boulevard in East Los Angeles.
Built in 1928 and once a restaurant serving, you guessed it, tamales, along with hamburgers, chili, and other dishes, the Tamale specialized primarily in Hispanic food, It is now a beauty salon. Originally it stood alone on the street, as the decades passed by, other buildings have been built around it, leading to its twisted tamale ends being extremely close to the newer encroaching buildings. It was temporarily for sale in 2013 for prices starting at $459,000 and ending at $399,900 before being taken off the market.
- KIm Cooper of Los Angeles, CA on 2015-04-21 said:
- To stay informed about our ongoing campaign to preserve and (when the new Los Angeles County law permits) landmark the Tamale, please visit this link: http://www.esotouric.com/tamale
- California Crazy and Beyond (2001) by Heimann, Jim, p: 15, 63, 70
Last Edited: 2014-09-04