Yes, there is a Dutch style windmill in Arcadia, California. The building was a Van de Kamp's "Holland Dutch Bakery" restaurant completed in 1967. It's now a Denny's and the last surviving windmill-topped restaurant in Southern California. Denny's wanted to demolish the windmill in 1999 but loud protests from residents changed their mind. So this example of Googie architecture is still there. It's across the street from a scheduled plein air painting location at Arcadia Park. We were there a couple weeks ago and nothing caught my eye to paint at the park. I had to try my first windmill with the bluish morning mountains behind.
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