This owl-shaped ice cream stand began its life in 1927 on Valley Boulevard in Rosemead before being moved about two years later to the location shown above in South Gate. It later moved to another address on Long Beach Boulevard in South Gate and became a cafe. It appears the building was lost sometime in 1979 due to heavy rains.
While many list this iconic building as being in Los Angeles, it was always in one of the surrounding cities. Other details do not have a complete consensus so I will be glad to accept corrections on what follows.