Davis, Eldon Carlyle

Davis, Eldon Carlyle

(1917–2011)
American architect, considered largely responsible for the creation of Googie architecture, a form of modern architecture originating in Southern California, largely influenced by that region’s car culture and the Space Age of the mid-20th century. One of the best preserved examples of Davis’s work is the Pann’s coffee shop and its neon sign in the Westchester neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA. Davis also designed the early prototypes for local Big Boy and Denny’s restaurants in Los Angeles.