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Food

Photos Of The Shuttered Henry's Tacos: Before And After

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Henry's Tacos before and after (Photo by Jo Martin Photography via the LAist Featured Photos pool)
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This Saturday was the last day that Henry's Tacos served at the taco stand where it has stood for 51 years. An LAist reader took a picture of the stand the night it shut down, and then returned the next day to photograph it without its iconic Googie sign.

The sign now belongs to the San Fernando Valley Relics, a preservation group that hopes to feature them in a new museum. Its founder Tommy Gelinas told The Daily News, "It's huge for me and the museum. Because we want to preserve our history. And we didn't want it to get into the hands of someone who wanted it for their man cave, or their apartment in Hollywood."

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