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Pillar Of The Community
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Posted 06/03/2016   08:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add ikeyPikey to your friends list Get a Link to this Message


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... vernacular architecture the coffee shops shaped like coffeepots; the gas station shaped like a teapot (the Teapot Dome Service Station in Zillah, Wash.); and the motels shaped like all manner of things, from wigwams to zeppelins to railroad cars ...


There a name for that?

We've had a few posts about wigwam hotels ...

http://goscf.com/t/33043&whichpage=3#326176

http://goscf.com/t/33043&whichpage=5#346734

... but who else has examples of Vernacular Architecture?

(I suppose that the theme parks would qualify, but the standalone stuff seems more in the spirit of the thing.)

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/03/a...s-at-76.html ... the obit of vernacular architecture photographer Frank Margolies

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey
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Posted 06/03/2016   10:21 am  Show Profile Check CanadaStamp's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add CanadaStamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Fancy name for what are often tacky buildings.
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