Buildings in the shape of divinities, persons, animals, characters or other recognized symbols. The shape of the building has a meaning derived outside the world of architecture. To qualify as a building, the interior should be designed for some practical use.
J.K. Gillon's illustrated description and discussion of the inspiration for the Dunmore Pineapple garden folly, built in 1761.
Roadside America takes a look at houses shaped like giant shoes in Pennsylvania and California: history, description and images.
Photograph and brief history of this timber-built elephant in New Jersey from the Boardwalk catalog.
An illustrated history from Roadside America of the roadside farmstand in Long Island, United States, shaped like a duck to advertise that ducks and duck-eggs were sold there.
Boasts unique 'americana' architecture in the form of concrete teepees. Includes pictures, history, and typical motel information. Rialto, California.
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