This Multiple Property Documentation (MPD) Form facilitates the nomination to the registers of diners in Virginia. From the mid-1930s through the 1950s the diner was the ubiquitous roadside eatery, symbolizing warm comfort and relatively quickly prepared home cooking. This architectural form was significant and it developed in step with the popularization of the automobile during the Great Depression and World War II period.
Many properties listed in the registers are private dwellings and are not open to the public, however many are visible from the public right-of-way. Please be respectful of owner privacy.
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark