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Gas Company Cafeteria Offers a Serving of History

By Eric Richardson
Published: Thursday, January 10, 2008, at 04:40PM
History at Gas Company Cafeteria Eric Richardson [Flickr]

For those adventurous enough to head through security, the second floor of the Gas Company Tower offers a cafeteria that can serve up both food and a little history. Today's grill special: a bacon wrapped hot dog. While not likely somewhere you're going to make a regular lunch stop, it's worthy of at least a one-time trip.

Several walls in the expansive space are lined with historical photos from the southern California gas industry. Make sure to find the note from the early 1900s where the company informs its employees that it will no longer be buying them bicycles -- they'll now need to purchase their own.

The cafeteria is open to the public and serves breakfast and lunch. Just tell security where you're headed and they'll card you through the gates. Enter the building at either 5th/Grand or 5th/Olive.

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