Should a cheapie taco stand be deemed a city historical-cultural monument? Maybe if it's Henry's Tacos, a beloved little Googie-style stand in North Hollywood that's turning 50 in December. Henry's third-generation owner, Janis Hood, recently filed an application for the stand to be named a protected historic monument, reports Land Use LA. Hood has Charles Fischer on her team, a local history buff who's helped get landmarking for many area buildings (e.g. the former Black Cat bar in Silver Lake, the original Echo Park Clubhouse). Fischer says Henry's, with its sweeping roof and flashy signage, is one of just a few LA food stands left in the Googie Vernacular style. The Cultural Heritage Commission will consider the application on Thursday--if they decide to accept it for review, city officials will visit Henry's in November (and pick up a taco burger if they're smart), and make a decision in December before the matter heads to the City Council.
· Is LA's Next Historic-Cultural Landmark a Taco Stand? [Land Use LA]