Historical Photo Series Debuts: Lou’s Diner/Taco Bell

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Courtesy of the Highline Historical Society comes this new B-Town Blog Historical Photo Series, this week featuring Then and Now pics of the now-gone Lou’s Diner, once located at the corner of SW 150th and First Avenue South, and once offering 19-cent burgers!

THEN: Lou’s Diner

Lou's Diner

NOW: Taco Bell

Taco Bell

Note the exact same placement of the light pole on the left side of the shot, as well as the same building still present on the left (the former Schuck’s Auto Supply). We’re not 100% positive, but there may even be an existing tree on the right side of the “Now” photo as well.

The Highline Historical Society is preparing to build its new museum on the corner of SW 152nd and Ambaum Blvd. (where Karuna Yoga is now)…

Highline Historical Society

…and needs donations, which can be done quickly and easily online by clicking here. If you’d like to join the Society, prices start at just $20 per year!

Do you have a historical photo or anecdote about the greater B-Town area? If so, please email us!

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3 Responses to “Historical Photo Series Debuts: Lou’s Diner/Taco Bell”
  1. Dave Bilbery says:

    Picure above this site is Lou’s Yes ! It certainly was not in Burien. It was at 16th S.W. and 102nd in White Center. Across the street now exists a car wash. Burger s was 19 cents and Fish n Chips were $1.139 for 3 large pieces of Cod and a mess of Fries. A place for us all to meet n eat. At times to even Rumble. Feel free wo write me at above addy . I spent many a $1.39 there and many a date. We would park there for a couple hours and meet our friends there in their Rods. Good food and fair price and wonderful owners. Take me back to the 50’s.

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    • Tcb says:

      ya it’s Burien look at the building in the background

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    • sharon hofstra haugenh says:

      This is the Lou’s on 152nd and 1st Ave.So.
      The original Lou’s WAS in White Center and then came Burien!!

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