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Friday, June 13, 2008


Red Barn Restaurant - Panorama City - 1975 - vintage postcard - Gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley - 2008 from Gary Fredburg (click on picture to enlarge)
The Red Barn Restaurant was located at the crossroads of Parthenia and Van Nuys Boulevard. It was a much appreciated cafe, specializing in American bar-b-que and traditional meals. The Red Barn was just across the street from the old Hughes Market.


ben said...

i saw an article that included the name Webb McKelvey. the name was only mentioned once, and i think it had to do with your brother. please accept my condolences on the passing of your brother. i wanted to see if you knew Webb. i met mr. mckelvey recently. ben

Gerald R. Fecht said...

Dear Ben,
Yes, my brother and Webb McKelvey were in the US Marine Corps together.
I actually knew Webb's grandfather, who was in the first graduating class of the University of Southern California.
Jerry Fecht
Please email me at

Dave K said...

Went there as a kid back in 1962. :)

Edward Read said...

I was 15 years old when my parents and I started going to the Red Barn Restaurant in 1960 for lunch after church. One time my uncle was out from Ohio visiting. On a Sunday afternoon, he met William Frawley the actor having a drink at the bar. The last time I went to the Red Barn was 1979. I shall miss the atmosphere there.
Ed Read

Unknown said...

My mom worked at the Red Barn for 30 years. Great meals, great times.