Ten Historical Valentine Diners Across the US

During the mid-1930s Arthur Valentine, owner of a series of small cafes in the Wichita, KS area known as the “Valentine Lunch System” and an ex-car salesman originally from Illinois, purchased a prefabricated lunch building from the Ablah Hotel Supply Company in Wichita for one of his restaurants. Valentine was very impressed with the building …

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Augusta Historic Theatre (Augusta, KS)

One business that deserves special mention in this directory is the Augusta Historic Theatre in Augusta, KS. Established in 1935, the Augusta Theatre was designed with extravagance in mind. It was created in the Art-Deco style that was popular worldwide during the 1910s-1930s and was one of a few small handful of theaters worldwide to …

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