Town Diner

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Town Diner
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Town Diner is located in Massachusetts
Town Diner
Town Diner is located in the United States
Town Diner
LocationWatertown, Massachusetts
Coordinates42°22′15″N 71°9′31″W / 42.37083°N 71.15861°W / 42.37083; -71.15861Coordinates: 42°22′15″N 71°9′31″W / 42.37083°N 71.15861°W / 42.37083; -71.15861
Built1947
ArchitectDeLoria; NDC Construction Company
Architectural styleOther
MPSDiners of Massachusetts MPS
NRHP reference #99001127 [1]
Added to NRHPSeptember 22, 1999

The Deluxe Town Diner is an historic diner at 627 Mount Auburn Street in Watertown, Massachusetts.

This diner was manufactured on site, rather than having been prefabricated and shipped to the site from a specific diner manufacturer. In 1947, George Contos and his father built this diner around their earlier Worcester Lunch Car Company diner. The Worcester diner became the kitchen in the current building. The Town Diner's two-tone porcelain siding and its round glass-block corners combine architectural features of the Worcester and Paramount Diner manufacturers, respectively.[2]

The diner was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999 as "Town Diner".[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Richard S. Gutman. American Diner: Then and Now, New York: Harper Perennial, 1993, p. 144.

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