This was originally Sheriâ€™s restaurant, a googie/transitional structure stripped of its original intent and reformed into the mid-late 60s Doloresâ€™. What it was in 1947 I donâ€™t know, as Iâ€™m yet to decode the Sanborn fire insurance maps.
Iâ€™d be interested in seeing that motel on Santa Monica. Perhaps it looked something like this, which is one block east â€“
Or roughly like this â€“
Because now-adays, it just looks like this.