The Vale-Rio Diner, Phoenixville, PA

The Vale-Rio diner was built in 1948 by Paramount. We took these photos before it closed, the site now the location of a Walgreens. It’s now in storage in Pennsylvania. A drawing of it was featured on poster for an early 1990s Society for Commercial Archaeology conference.

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Signage- backlit plastic

Pink painted roof, pink pavement

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