White Castle, Kansas City, MO

Kansas City White Castle number 01
13 W. 19th St., Kansas City, MO
Opened 05-22-23
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Kansas City White Castle number 02
709 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO.
Opened 1923-1924 Still there!
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Kansas City White Castle number 03
3216 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO
Opened 1924, closed 1943, became Ben and Earl’s
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Kansas City White Castle number 04
1124 East 12 St., Kansas City, MO
Opened 11-20-24, Closed 06-01-30
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Kansas City White Castle number 05
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Kansas City White Castle number 06
311 E. 15th St., Kansas City, MO
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Kansas City White Castle number 07
211 East 18 St., Kansas City, MO
Opened 08-10-28, Closed 05-37

Kansas City White Castle number 08
200 West 6th St., Kansas City, MO
Opened May 30, 1930
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Kansas City White Castle number 09
Linwood Blvd and Main St., Kansas City, MO
Opened 10-33, closed 12-37
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Kansas City White Castle number 10
Troost and 63rd, Kansas City, MO
Opened 1937
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Kansas City White Castle number 11
3800 Main St., Kansas City, MO
opened 12-29-1937, closed 04-01-1943
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Stainless and glass brick

This one’s cropped so tight it’s hard to tell if it’s a real diner or not. The stainless steel on the right makes me think yes, the window inset into glass brick to the left of the door makes me think no. I don’t know the location, but there’s a subway entrance right at the door.

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The DeLuxe Diner, Union, NJ

Here’s a photo I added to my collection back in February. A big thanks to Ed Engel for finding it in a big lot of photos and alerting me to it.

The DeLuxe in Union NJ was a monster, with seating for 153 and staggering dimensions for the time of 80′ by 53.5′. It was delivered in November of 1946 by O’Mahony and is, as far as I know, the largest of the “Arrow” design ever built. It lasted less than 20 years.

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Cahill’s Corner, Kimball, SD

Cahill’s Corner, Highway 16, Kimball, South Dakota.  This Valentine Diner had an unusual configuration, with the pylon on the left side of the door, rather than the right, the kitchen on the left rather than the right and larger windows than typically seen. It would seem that the most likely location for this to have been is somewhere around where the current Ditty’s Diner and gas station is. Ditty’s was founded in 1969 and is currently inside a gas station convenience store.

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The Country Girl Diner, Chester, VT

It’s funny going through these older shots. Part of me feels like 2004 isn’t that long ago, part of me realizes that’s a solid 14 years.  I look at the cars in the parking lot here and to my eye, it doesn’t looks that dated.  Maybe it’s these years living in Montana, where seeing ’70s pickup trucks cruising around is a common sight. The Country Girl is a 1940s Silk City, at this site since 1966. It is located at 46 VT-103, Chester, VT.

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The Miss Bellows Falls, Bellows Falls, VT

Shots from 2004 of the Miss Bellows Falls Diner, 90 Rockingham St, Bellows Falls, VT. It doesn’t look like it’s changed much since then. The “Big Mouth Burger” sign is gone, as is the Coca Cola plastic sign, while the hanging Miss Bellows Falls sign has been moved to a different sign post. It’s also, of course, no longer for sale. The film canisters taped to my dad’s camera strap in the second photo kind of put an era to the photos, don’t they?

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Green Mountain Mama, Brattleboro, VT

More from 2004, the Green Mountain Mama, 105 Canal St., Brattleboro, VT. It’s now operating as Three Stones. Under all this is a 1920s Worcester Lunch Car. Check out some great photos of the same place from 1982 taken by Larry Cultrera. Since his pics were taken, the windows were enlarged, door moved, and siding and shed roof added.  The interior still has the original floor in-tact.

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