Miss Florence Diner

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Miss Florence Diner
NorthamptonMA MissFlorenceDiner.jpg
Miss Florence Diner is located in Massachusetts
Miss Florence Diner
Miss Florence Diner is located in the US
Miss Florence Diner
Location Florence village, Northampton, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°20′7″N 72°40′18″W / 42.33528°N 72.67167°W / 42.33528; -72.67167Coordinates: 42°20′7″N 72°40′18″W / 42.33528°N 72.67167°W / 42.33528; -72.67167
Architect Worcester Lunch Car Company; Agnoli Sign Company
Architectural style Other
MPS Diners of Massachusetts MPS
NRHP reference #

99001123

[1]
Added to NRHP September 22, 1999

The Miss Florence Diner is a historic diner at 99 Main Street in the Florence section of Northampton, Massachusetts. It was manufactured in 1941 by the Worcester Lunch Car Company and is one of four diners in the city. At the time of its listing on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999, it had been owned by the same family since its construction. The diner was a traditional barrel-roofed shape, but it was modified in the late 1940s to increase capacity, by adding another bay on the left, and four (in a configuration perpendicular to the main diner body) on the right. These modifications gave the diner an L shape.[2]

The diner is also notable for its attachment to the residence of the Alexanders (its owners), which was then converted into a restaurant, and for the distinctive chevron-shaped sign mounted on top of the diner that bears its name.[2]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "NRHP nomination for Miss Florence Diner". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2013-12-18. 

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