Carpenter’s Sandwich drive in restaurant located at 6285 West Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street in Los Angeles, CA, certainly was a popular place back in time. The attention-getting-octagonal-shaped wood frame building is topped by a neon sign, with four levels of conventional signage below it. The ground level walls and counter are decorated with ceramic tile.
The six publicity images featured here shot in 1932 show the complete facility, staff, and the restrooms in a separate building on the far-left. Sandwiches varied in price from fifteen cents up to twenty-five cents for a “Sirloin Steak Sandwich.” A full line of beverages including “Ben-Hur” coffee was offered along with deserts. The sign on the far-left on the ground level of the building let patrons know that Carpenter’s also had a “Barbecue Pit” drive in located at Wilshire and Western Avenues in Los Angeles.
There is an interesting mix of mid-1920s through 1932 cars in the parking lot. On the far-left and behind Carpenter’s are two automotive service establishments. Share with us what you find of interest in the photos courtesy of the USC Libraries.