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Roadside Architecture

The Roadside Architecture section of Roadside Peek takes a photographic journey to the American roadside of the 20th Century, with a special focus on mid-century styles.

 

Kon Tiki
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Bowlium
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

The Roadside Architecture section currently includes a special look at Googie Architecture as well as the Polynesian themed Tiki Style. Both were a reflection of America's post-war attitude. See them both at Roadside Peek's Googie Architecture and Tiki Style sections.

 

 

The Parasol
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

The Parasol Restaurant is a building built in the shape of a parasol. Don't forget to take a look at some of the programmatic architectures examples from across the country at Roadside Peek's Roadside Vernacular.

 

 

Felix Chevrolet
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Although it's not "architecture" per se, neon still deserves a place in the sun... 'er spotlight. Check out all of the neon signs here at Roadside Peek's Roadside Neon.

 

 

Great Western Bank
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

How about the architecture from the mid-century. Check it out here at Roadside Peek's Mid Century Modern.

 

 

Deco Building
Portland, OR
Photo courtesy Jeff Raber

Here's a deco building located in the Portland area. This building looks like its home to some sort of library or public office. In some ways, the building looks like a miniature deco Sears store. See this deco store and more at Roadside Peek's Deco Delights.

 

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