Friday, June 24, 2011

Save the Del Taco flying saucer!

Some short-sighted jerk wants to tear down this awesome building and make another ugly strip mall. If you're not in St. Louis, here's some background: the flying saucer was built in the 1960's a Phillips 66 and later a bank. In the 1980's it became a Naugles and is now a Del Taco. It's on the Saint Louis University campus. Drunk people have been getting late night food here for as long as I can remember.

Badmansard was a Naugles purist and went to the Maple-hood Naugles while in high school (photo below- now a Quiznos and a bad mansard). However, I went to law school at SLU and visited this site frequently. Let's not tear it down. It's a cool conversation piece.

Badmansard knows not every mid century modern can be saved, but we're smart enough to figure a way to keep this one. You can check out the facebook page here: LINK.


  1. Not sure how I knew aboutt 63104Mom but not badmansard, though I have now spent the last hour catching up on old posts. And just had to thank you for the history lesson. Having been a weekly visitor to the McCausland Naugles in the mid/late 80's, I never knew that the Quiznos was once a Naugles. Guess that's what I got for hanging out with city kids...