Designed by Stanley Clark Meston in 1952 for a new McDonald’s restaurant in San Bernardino, California, this restaurant is an example of Googie Architecture, an architectural movement which is considered to be part of the Mid-Century modern, and is an off shoot of Futurism. Googie is particular to the United States in the post-World War II era, and was popular from the late 1940’s to the mid 1960’s. This style is often referred to as Doo Wop, or Populuxe, though some believe these to be separate, though clearly overlapping design movements. The oldest existing example of this design is in Downey, California. It was only the third McDonalds restaurant, and was the second built in this style. It opened in August of 1953 and still operates as a McDonald’s restaurant.