This is a 10-by-25-foot Valentine Diner that was built in the 1940s and operated in five locations in Nebraska through the course of its life.
It came from Adams, Nebraska to Loveland, Colorado twelve years ago where it sat northwest of town waiting for restoration.
The diner now has a new owner who plans to move it to First Street and Lincoln Avenue where it will be restored.
The diners got their name from the founder of the company Arthur Valentine.
Not all Valentine’s were used as diners. Some were made into branch banks, liquor stores, gas stations and ice cream stores.
This Valentine, Called the Sugar Shack Diner, is in Chester, Montana
This is an inside view of the Santa Fe Diner on Route 66 in Winslow, Arizona.
This “rust in peace" example is also located in Winslow, Arizona
This Valentine in Albuquerque, New Mexico was called the Albuquerque Diner. It is now used as a sub station for the Albuquerque Police Department
This Valentine was made into a Derby gas station.
The Loveland, Colorado Valentine Diner report is here.
History of the Valentine Diner can be found here.