The Sandwich Mill, Laguna Beach 1950s
This delightful map pinpointed the location of the Sandwich Mill restaurant in the seaside resort community of Laguna Beach, California, in the 1950s.
Offering ‘crisp waffles, quick lunches and outstanding dinners at reasonable prices,’ the restaurant was first owned by Oscar and Ora Warling who built a home in Laguna in 1906. There are pictures on the internet of the Sandwich Mill in the 1930s, probably when they still owned it. All we know so far about the owner after that is that she was called Mary.
The Sandwich Mill had many distinguished customers. One was Boris Karloff (1887-1969), the actor who played Frankenstein so memorably. Another was Erle Stanley Gardener, who wrote the Perry Mason crime novels.
Yet another was the television reporter Stan Chambers (1923-2015) who worked for KTLA in Los Angeles and whose 1949 report of the unsuccessful attempt to rescue a child from an abandoned well - Stan’s report lasted 27 hours – is recognized as the first live coverage of a breaking news story.
The Sandwich Mill was also touted as the place ‘where artists meet’ and many local painters hung their work in the restaurant’s gallery.
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