3640 W. Shannon Road 90027
3640 W. Shannon Road 90027 Los Feliz USA
American Colonial Revival
Wayne Douglas McAllister designed and lived in this house with his family.
McAllister was a Los Angeles-based architect who was a leader in the Googie style of architecture that embraced the automobile and the Space Age. Inspired by tail fins and gleaming chrome, he elevated the drive-in restaurant and the theme hotel to futuristic works of art. His 1941 El Rancho Vegas was the very first resort hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, and his iconic 1949 Bob’s Big Boy restaurant in Burbank, California is a California historical landmark. He created iconic circular drive-in restaurants in Southern California, including Simon’s, Herbert’s, and Robert’s in the 1930s.
McAllister’s first major commission was the Agua Caliente Casino and Hotel in 1928, a resort casino and racetrack that presaged his work in Las Vegas.
McAllister designed restaurants and nightclubs, including Pig ‘n Whistle, Mike Lyman’s, Van De Kamp’s, Lawry’s, Cinegrill in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, and restaurants and nightclubs at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel including the Biltmore Bowl, home to many Academy Awards ceremonies.
After the El Rancho Vegas, McAllister created the original plans for other hotels in Las Vegas, including El Cortez, Desert Inn, Sands Hotel, and the Fremont Hotel and Casino. The Los Angeles Conservancy held an exhibition on his career at the Pacific Design Center in 1998. (Wikipedia 2016)
3640 Shannon Road (Value $7,000): 1) Wayne D. McAllister, head of household; white married male 34 years of age; born in California; architect, private business. 2) Corinne McAllister, wife; white married female 34 years of age; born in Ohio; not working. 3) Donald M. McAllister, son; white male 1 year of age; born in California.
Type: American Colonial Revival Sold
Area: 1,358 sqft
Lot Size: 6,000 sqft
Year Built: 1939