Modern Diner

364 East Ave., Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Photos 

Modern Diner

1. GENERAL NORTHEAST VIEW

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Street View 

Description 

The Modern Diner is one of two remaining Sterling Streamliners, a line of customized, factory-built, "modernistic" diners manufactured in the 1930s and early 1940s by the J.B. Judkins Co. of Merrimack, Mass. It is a landmark in the history of American design and food-service merchandising. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS RI-385)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 19, 1978
Reference number
78000002
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Sterling Streamliner
Areas of significance
Commerce; Architecture
Level of significance
State
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Restaurant
Current function
Restaurant
Period of significance
1925-1949
Significant years
1940; 1987

Update Log 

  • December 28, 2016: New photos from Chester Gehman
  • January 30, 2011: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger

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