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I couldn't find an online reference, and the print account of it is buried somewhere at my parents' house. (If anyone can find a link, I'd love to see it and refresh my memory of it.) What I vaguely remember is that sometime in the 1960s an Air Force recruiter had part of an F-104 (minus the wings) parked at Caltech as part of a recruitment drive. A bunch of enterprising Techers moved the plane to either in front of the recruiter's house or the Dean's house.
When I was a kid in Levittown PA, there was a plane near my house, I believe a 737, that was up on big cement pylons and converted into a restaurant. I thought it was the coolest thing ever.
Indeed, Boeing were so concerned about a spate of aeroplane/diner conversions that they shelved the smaller 711 version of their jumbo jet; citing fears that they would end up as convenience stores... (I'll get my coat)