930 El Paseo Drive, Las Cruces, NM
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As of 8-7-12
Present Use: Empty and for Lease.
Size: Small. This would have been a smaller size Sambo's (Double window booths. Counter with Stools.
Building Condition: (1-10) "8" - 10 would be considered as good as if new Sambo's back in the day.
Googie: Total Googie. This is one of the more radical Googie designs.
Original Design: Original constructed design still intact.
Rock Entry Area: Designed with basic brick wall which is still present.
Sign mountings not present.
Windows: Full original window view still present next to where booths would be.
Palm Trees: No signs of Palms being used at this location.
Sign: Original Googie post and sign still present.
Counter: Original Counter and stools removed.
Booths: All booths removed along full window view.
Kitchen: "Pass over shelf" and opening to kitchen present but not original.
This building is still complete and original on the outside. One inch tile still present on lower section of outside. Original average size Googie sign is there and complete, Would need a lot of work to bring back to Sambo's design on the inside, do to complete removal of all original booths, counters, walls and kitchen arrangement. The inside could be made back into an original Sambo's within a week.
It was great to run into another Googie designed Sambo's. Especially one with such a unique Googie design.