Tom's Diner Isn't Denver's Only Googie...but They're Going Fast

Tom's Diner Isn't Denver's Only Googie...but They're Going Fast

Denver City Council will soon consider whether Tom's Diner, which occupies a circa 1967 building designed by Armet and Davis, an L.A. firm that specialized in the modern style known as Googie (after a now defunct 1949 coffee shop), deserves to be protected as an official landmark. The 24/7 joint is already an unofficial landmark on East Colfax Avenue, but it turns out there's a gaggle of Googies in town. All photos by Danielle Lirette.


Denver City Council will soon consider whether Tom's Diner, which occupies a circa 1967 building designed by Armet and Davis, an L.A. firm that specialized in the modern style known as Googie (after a now defunct 1949 coffee shop), deserves to be protected as an official landmark. The 24/7 joint is already an unofficial landmark on East Colfax Avenue, but it turns out there's a gaggle of Googies in town. All photos by Danielle Lirette.
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