American Diner Then and Now

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JHU Press, 1993 - Architecture - 272 pages
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From the first diner in 1872 to the "rediscovery" of diners in the 1990s, Richard J. S. Gutman's American Diner Then and Now covers the history, architecture, menus, and the appeal of this uniquely American creation. With 275 photographs in color and black and white, this book is the landmark work on its subject, a revised and expanded edition of Gutman's classic American Diner—the book, published in 1979, that inspired people to buy, restore, and reopen diners across the country. This edition includes a state-by-state directory, "Where the Diners Are," listing locations for currently operating diners.

 

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Contents

AcknoTvledgments
8
Introduction to the Johns Hopkins Edition
10
The Diners Humble Beginnings
12
T H Buckley the Original Lunch Wagon King
22
Wagons Abound
32
The Big Three
42
A DineraDay
58
The Story of a Diner Caseys
78
A Place to Take the Kids
146
The Story of a Diner The Mayfair
166
When Stainless Steel Lost Its Shine
170
Victoria Dining
184
New Faces on Old Places
188
Yes There Are Still Diner Builders
199
The Story of a Diner The Lyndon
205
The Diner Is Rediscovered
208

Ladies Invited Or Were They?
84
Diners Survive the Crash
92
Little Diners
105
The Golden Age of the Diner
113
Homemade Diners
140
A Directory of Dining Car Manufacturers
222
Where the Diners Are
244
Index
270
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About the author (1993)

Richard J. S. Gutman, known as "The Dinerman," is regularly consulted by diner manufacturers, owners and restorers, museums, and curators of popular culture collections. He lives in West Roxbury, Massachusetts.