There are bits of history that should never be forgotten, and high among those are the bits that went into our bellies.
My first hamburger was a quarter of a Ship Shape burger taken out from Ship’s Westwood years before McDonald’s showed its face in West Los Angeles.
The quasi-streamline-moderne architecture, the neon, and the unrepentantly retro fixtures, along with a San Francisco-style hamburger on sourdough instead of a bun, made this place iconic.
I think about it every time I drive past the intersection of Wilshire and Glendon.
- Westwood Stories (candidlysimple.wordpress.com)
- Campanelli sells medical office building in Westwood (boston.com)