August 22, 2011 4:37 PM Subscribe
posted by MattMangels (32 comments total)
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The Doggie Diner was the name of a Bay Area chain of burger joints that had its heyday in the '60s and '70s. The last remaining restaurant in the Chain was located at the corner of 46th and Sloat in San Francisco, CA. Even after the place became a restaurant with a new name ("Carousel") the giant Fiberglass dachshund head remained as a piece of nostalgia until a storm toppled it on April 1st, 2001. The head was relocated in January 2005
to the median of Sloat Boulevard and became San Francisco city landmark #254. Now the restaurant itself is slated for demolition
.Western Neighborhoods Project
founder Woody LaBounty has a short video
on the Dachshund head.