• Merch Motel's List of Places to See!

Los Angeles County & Surrounding Cities


The Cue Ball
Tropic Liquor
Twohey's (Closed & Demolished)
Alhambra Welcome Signs
Diner on Main (Closed)
Bun N Burger


The Bunny Museum
Christmas Tree Lane


Doll Hut
Anaheim Tropic Motel
Robin Hood Motel
Sahara Motel
Americana Motel
Linbrook Bowl
Linbrook Family Billiards
Joe's Italian Ice


Rod's Grill (Closed)
The Derby Restaurant
Denny's Windmill (Originally Van De Kamp's Bakery)
Pepper's Restaurant (Closed)
The Arboretum
Santa Anita Park Race Track
Chase Bank on Huntington Dr. (Originally Home Savings of America Bank)


Fosters Freeze

Baldwin Park:

In-N-Out Burger (Replica of the Original)


Coin-Op Laundry on Artesia Blvd. (Giant Clothespins)
Outlet Tile Center
Chris & Pitts BBQ

Beverly Hills:

Witch House
Beverly Hills Hotel
Union 76 Gas Station

Boyle Heights:

Sears Building

Buena Park:

Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant
Knott's Berry Farm


Bob's Big Boy (Oldest Location)
The Starlet Apartments
Fosters Freeze
Safari Inn
Lakeside Car Wash
Fry's Electronics (Closed)
Chili John's
Smoke House
Paty's Diner
Frank's Restaurant (Closed)
Larry's Chili Dog
Tallyrand Restaurant


Pioneer Broach Co.
Steven's Steak House


Stonewall Liquor
Covina Bowl

Culver City:

Culver City Ice Arena Sign
Dear John's
Astro Motel
Deano's Motel
Retting Guns
Johnnie's Pastrami


Anatel Liquor / Deli
Stox Diner
McDonald's (Oldest Location)
Bob's Big Boy Broiler
Randy's Donuts (Not the Original Location)
Chris & Pitts BBQ
The Carpenters Apartment Complex
Frantone's Pizza and Spaghetti Villa

El Monte:

Driftwood Dairy
Thrify Ice Cream Plant
Jolly Jug Diner

Eagle Rock:

Cindy's Restaurant
Casa Bianca Pizza Pie
Colombo's Restaurant

Echo Park:

Jensen's Recreation Center Sign

Encino Park Liquor Store on Ventura Blvd.

Museum of Neon Art
Seeley's Sign
Alex Theatre
Algemac's Coffee Shop Sign on San Fernando Rd.
El Rio Motel Sign
Damon's Restaurant
Glen Capri Motel
Forest Lawn

The Golden Spur Sign

Chip's Diner
Phil's Bike Shop
Hawthorne Hardware

Highland Park:
Highland Park Bowl
Chicken Boy Statue
Highland Park Car Wash
Bob Baker Marionette Theater
Fashion 21 (First Forever 21 - Closed)

Crossroads of the World
Morgan Camera Shop
Egyptian Theatre
Chinese Theatre
Cinerama Dome
Pig 'n Whistle (Closed)
Musso and Frank Grill
Frolic Room
Pantages Theatre
Arby's Sign
Capitol Records
Hollywood Palladium
El Capitan Theatre
Hollywood Museum (Max Factor)
Mel's Drive In
Chase Bank on Vine St. (Originally Home Savings of America Bank)
Hollywood Premier Motel
Harvard House Motel
Hollywood Downtowner Motel
Hollywood Center Motel
Hollywood Heritage Museum
Forest Lawn
Hollywood Bowl
Lake Hollywood Park
Hollywoodland Realtor
El Coyote Restaurant
Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Randy's Donuts (Original Location)

La Crescenta:
La Crescenta Motel

La Puente:
The Donut Hole Drive-Thru

La Verne:
La Verne Mexican Restaurant
La Vern County Fair Sign

Color Corner Sign
Me-n-Ed's Pizza Parlor

Village Grille
Town House Motel

Long Beach:
George's 50s Diner
Retro Row
Lama Liquor
36 36 Club
Benson's Liquor
McCarty's Jewelry
Liquor Locker
Queen Mary
Rancho Los Cerritos
Rancho Los Alamitos
Forest Lawn

Los Angeles:

Felix Chevrolet

Pann’s Diner
Coca-Cola Bottling Plant
Bigfoot Lodge
Vermonica Street Lamps Display
LAX Theme Building (Closed)
Tam O’Shanter Restaurant
Cafe 50s on Santa Monica Blvd
Nuart Theare
Tiki Ti
Idle Hour
Canter’s Deli
Pink’s Hot Dogs
Figueroa Street Tunnels


Helms Bakery District
Liquor Deli Mart on Beverly Blvd. (Closed)
New Beverly Cinema
Original Tommy’s on Beverly Blvd.
Pan-Pacific Park
Westlake Theatre

The Apple Pan

The Tamale Building
Astro Family Restaurant on Fletcher Dr
Fosters Freeze on Fletcher Dr
Family Amusement Arcade
Hollywood Historic Hotel
Fox Theatre (in Westwood)
Shatto 39 Lanes
Watts Towers
West Adams Neighborhood (Historic Buildings)
Union Station
El Aguila Bakery
Newland True Value Hardware
Natural History Museum
Glendale-Hyperion Bridge
Shakespeare Bridge
Cesar Chavez Bridge

Los Angeles (Downtown):

Los Angeles Library
Original Los Angeles Times Building
Bradbury Building
Dutch Chocolate Tile Shop
Grand Central Market
St Vincent Court
Theatres on Broadway (Orpheum, Tower, Rialto, Palace, etc)
Eastern Columbia Building
Clifton’s Cafeteria
Velvet Turtle Sign
Los Angeles City Hall
James Oviatt Building
Fire Station No 23
Bob Baker Marionette Theatre Original Location (Closed)
Philippe The Original
Angel’s Flight
The Last Bookstore (Originally a Bank)

Cole's French Dip

Los Angeles (Miracle Mile):

Bullocks Wilshire
The Darkroom (Camera Shop Facade)
Johnie’s Coffee Shop (Closed)
Gaylord Apartments
El Rey Theatre
Wiltern Theatre
Petersen Automotive Museum
Academy Museum of Motion Pictures (Originally May Co Building)

Los Angeles (Griffith Park):

Griffith Observatory
Griffith Merry Go Round
Old LA Zoo
Travel Town
Walt Disney’s Carolwood Barn
Autry Museum of the American West
Los Angeles Breakfast Club

Los Feliz:

Snow White Cottages
The Dresden Restaurant
Ennis House


Aztec Hotel

Oak Park Motel
Simon Equipment Rentals
Old Town Monrovia


Bowlium Lanes


Broguiere’s Dairy Farm

Monterey Park:

Venice Room Cocktails (Steakhouse)

North Hollywood:

Circus Liquor
Tiki No

Tonga Hut


Continental Liquor
Cupid’s Hot Dogs


Torch Room Lounge


Back in the Day Classics (Antiques)
Rod’s Plaza Beverages Liquor Store
Old Towne


Pasadena City Hall

Pie ’n Burger
Oldest Operating In-N-Out Burger
Sandwiches by Connal
The Original Whistle Stop (Model Train Store)
Groovy Liquor Mart Sign (Colorado Blvd)
Fenyes Mansion
Gamble House
Wrigley Mansion
First Trader Joe’s
Adohr Milk Farms Sign
Castle Green
Royal Laundry Building
All Saints Episcopal Church (Gothic Revival Architecture)
Astro Motel / La Casa Inn (Route 66 Motels)
Saga Motor Hotel
Linden Optometry Facade
Rose Bowl
Colorado Street Bridge
Giant Fork in the Road
After Ice Cream (Originally a Gas Station)
Hi-Way Host Motel
Pasada Motel
The Hat
C&H Surplus Sign (Colorado Blvd)
Pasadena Playhouse Sign
Bells and Vaughn Sign
Fedde Furniture Sign
Orange Grove Shopping Center Sign
Cameron’s Seafood (Closed)
Pasadena Museum of History
Norton Simon Museum
Vroman’s Bookstore (Colorado Blvd)
Macy’s on Lake (Originally Bullocks Pasadena)
Jones Coffee Roasters on Raymond
Hotel Livingstone
Pasadena Post Office (Colorado Blvd)
Old Town Pasadena

Pico Rivera:

Del Rae Restaurant

Jim’s Burgers


Castle Building (Originally Magic Towers)

Pomona Fish Market
Mr. Milk Bottle Sign
Frantz Cleaners
Di Carlo Liquor
Top Hat Liquor
Los Angeles County Fair Sign

Rancho Cucamonga:

Sycamore Inn

Victoria Gardens Signs

Redondo Beach:

Tiki Apartments

San Bernardino:

Wigwam Motel
Site of first McDonald’s (Museum)
Queen’s Restaurant Sign

San Gabriel:

Jeff’s Sporting Goods (Originally Goody’s)

Clearman’s North Woods Inn Restaurant
Clearman’s Galley “The Boat”
San Gabriel Mission
San Gabriel Welcome Signs

San Marino:

Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Boranical Gardens
Old Mill Foundation

San Pedro:

Warner Grand Theatre
San Pedro Post Office
Fort MacArthur Museum
Los Angeles Maritime Museum

Santa Fe Springs:

Santa Fe Springs Drive-In Sign

Santa Monica:

Mel’s Drive-In (Originally The Penguin)
Camera Obscura
Rae’s Restaurant
Santa Monica Pier
Cora’s Coffee Shoppe

Sierra Madre:

Sierra Madre Playhouse Theatre

Lucky Baldwins

Sherman Oaks:

Casa Vega

South Pasadena:

Fair Oaks Pharmacy and Soda Fountain
Rialto Theatre
The Dinosaur Farm

Lucha's Comfort Footwear

South El Monte:

Starlite Drive In sign
Mike’s Liquor

Studio City:

Studio City Theatre (Now Barnes and Noble)
Chase Bank on Ventura Blvd. (Originally Home Savings of America Bank)

Sun Valley:

Pink Motel


Corbin Bowl

Universal City:

Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal CityWalk (Vintage Signs on Display by MONA)

Valley Village:

Metropolitan Pit Stop (Astra-Gnome car on display)
USPS Castle
Carter Sexton Artist’s Materials

Van Nuys:

Valley Relics Museum
Hearts Coffee Shop
Hart’s Jewelers and Pawn Shop

Beeps Diner


Venice Sign
Venice Canals

West Hollywood:

Astro Burger
Gil Turner’s Liquor

Terner's Liquor (Closed)

Mel’s Drive In (on Sunset)
Rocky and Bullwinkle Statue
Jim Henson Company Lot (Originally Charlie Chaplin Studios)
Formosa Cafe

Rainbow Bar and Grill


Dan Tana's

Whiskey a Go Go


NORMS Restaurant


Steak Corral
Hammerford Construction
Twin Palms Village
Rocky Cola Cafe
Pio Pico State Historic Park
Groovy Liquor Mart Sign
Jack’s Restaurant
Whittier Ice Cream Co Building
Old Town Whittier


Drum Barracks Civil War Museum
The Banning Museum


Winnetka Bowl (Originally Canoga Park Bowl)

Woodland Hills:

Little Orchids Restaurant Sign

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