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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.

Janet Marquez said...

I've been here in San Fernando Valley 40 years and never heard of the Red Barn restaurant. There was Red Lobster & Golden Anchor between Roscoe past Chase towards Nordhoff. A coffee house was to the left of Red Lobster. There was a Mike's Pizza with sawdust on the floor towards Titus street on Van Nuys Blvd. too.

Janet Marquez said...

When did Farrells Ice Cream Parlour become a Sizzler restaurant @ 7131 Van Nuys Blvd.? Thanks.