The diner at Tannersville was unfortunately closed when these pictures were taken. It’s nicely preserved and a rare model. It’s located in Tannersville, PA.
The main stop of yesterday was at the Reading Airport/ Mid Atlantic Air Museum for the WWII weekend, coinciding with the 65th anniversary of D-Day. I met up with members of the Fedora Lounge, chatted; had lunch. There was an incredible turnout of reenactors, from all sides of the war. Saw beautiful WWII fighters, bombers and trainers in flight, and thoroughly enjoyed myself.
The interior. Very boxy- lots of hard corners, almost no curves, other than that of the counter and the scalloped edges by the menu-board. It’s leaning towards the more space-age and environmental designs yet to come, while still staying within the confines of a classic 1950s stainless model.
You don’t see too many of this model diner; not many with interiors with this kind of styling. What I have been able to find says it’s a mid ’50s Kullman. I’ve seen Kullman dinettes with similar boxy interiors, but this is the only full-sized diner I’ve been to quite like this. It has been covered over, years ago, with tan brick, with a dining room on the right, making it less recognizable from the road, especially when compared with the New Ideal Diner, just half a mile down the road and across the street. Inside it is essentially in-tact.