L.A. Observed reports that Harvey's (later Johnie's) Broiler in Downey, California, considered by many to be one of the finest examples of '50s Googie architecture, was illegally demolished this weekend.
More from the L.A. Times and the Long Beach Press-Telegram.
It's very sad to see such a wonderful piece of California architectural history ground to bits.
For more on Googie architecture, including a link to a fine book on the topic, see my post from October 2005.