Wayne McAllister

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Birthday
17, 1907
Birthplace
California
Death Date
Mar 22, 2000 (92)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
17, 1907
Birthplace
California
Death Date
Mar 22, 2000 (92)

About

Designed the California landmark, Bob's Big Boy restaurant, in 1949, as well as the first resort hotel on the Vegas strip, 1941's El Rancho Vegas. Created the circular drive-in Southern California restaurants, Simon's, Herbert's, and Robert's.

Before Fame

He dropped out of high school; he designed the Agua Caliente Casino and Hotel in 1928, his first major commission. He designed the Biltmore Bowl, which was home to several Academy Awards ceremonies.

Trivia

He was a leader in Googie architecture, a style influenced by cars and the Space Age.

Family Life

His parents were residing in San Diego when he was born.

Associated With

He designed the Fremont Hotel in Las Vegas, where Wayne Newton got his start.