White Rose System- Linden, NJ

Here are some photos, taken on a Linden area diner trip a few years back, of the White Rose System, a little ’50s kullman dinette.

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White Diamond Hamburgers- Linden, NJ

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sign- white diamond. font is reminiscent of white castle

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side

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Blue Tower enamel signs were painted over when it changed names. The paint is fading/ peeling now.

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Centrally located grill- I’ve never seen another diner in person with this setup.

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Blue, white, and metal

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View through grill vent window.

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Irene’s Update

Here is a shot of Irene’s taken yesterday
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Versus how it used to look as the Short Stop
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The exterior doesn’t look like the fluting is original, it reminds me of the replacement material used on Mel’s diner, the former Lincoln diner of Lebanon, PA.

The former Short Stop diner was also known as the Time Out Diner. It’s a 1950s kullman dinette.
Other similar models include the:
White Crystal, which has a reversed floorplan, with the corner door on the right, and the White Rose System of Linden, New Jersey.
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Both of those diners, however, have canted corners, identifying them as later models. Irene’s is an earlier kullman, with flat vertical sections, and a four window front facade, instead of a five window. Earlier model Kullman dinettes retained the corner door, but had rounded windows.