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    Victoria's secret MsVicki's Avatar
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    I love this sort of thing. Does anyone know of any more?


    America has its share of strange or unusual buildings. The one above is the Binocular building. It is located on Main Street in Venice, CA, and is home to the Chiat/Day/Mojo Advertising Agency. It was built in 1991.
    Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

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    Something alien has made its home on Signal Mountain in Tennessee. Truckers and travelers encounter the out of this world sight as they wind their way up US 27. A large saucer structure, propped up on four legs and standing a story off the ground, offers all the conveniences of modern living to its starry eyed owners.
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    This building is home to the Bondurant Pharmacy. It was built in 1975 and is located in Lexington, KY.
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    You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream! Anyone wanting an ice cream cone in Perry, MI shouldn't have a bit of trouble finding this building.
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    Margate City, NJ (close to Atlantic City) is home to Lucy the elephant. Lucy is the world's largest elephant and the only one to be designated a National Historic Landmark. James V. Lafferty built Lucy in 1881. She stands 6 stories high and weighs 90 tons! She served as a hotel and then a tavern. Day visitors can tour Lucy's innards and visit her gift shop.
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    We all know North Carolina is famous for the manufacturing of fine furniture. This building is located in High Point, NC and was built in the 1920's. It now serves as offices for the High Point Jaycees. By the way, the sock hanging out of the drawer is six feet long.
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    Anyone for a picnic? This huge basket building in Licking County, OH, is home to the offices of Longaberger Basket Company.
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    The building in Point Pleasant, WV, is not so unusual but, the owners wanted windows and trees. What to do? Just paint them on.
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    Suffolk County, NY, is home to the Duck House. It was built in 1931 by duck farmer Martin Mauer and his wife, Jeuel in hopes of promoting the sale of their Peking ducks. The duck farm is long gone and land developers wanted to build homes on the site. So the Duck House was moved to Suffolk County.
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    Frank Redford built his wigwam gas station/restaurant and the Wigwam Village Motel in the 1930's in Horse Cave, KY. He later built five more Wigwam Villages across the country, but the one in Horse Cave is the only one remaining.
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    I want to live in the UFO

    Thats some craaazzzy stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfmckenna
    I want to live in the UFO

    Thats some craaazzzy stuff.
    There is a simialr one used as a beach house in Garden City, SC, just south of Myrtle Beach.
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    I dig the weissman museum on the U of MN campus:

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    This one's in Pensacola Beach:
    You're east of East St. Louis
    And the wind is making speeches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MsVicki
    Margate City, NJ (close to Atlantic City) is home to Lucy the elephant. Lucy is the world's largest elephant and the only one to be designated a National Historic Landmark. James V. Lafferty built Lucy in 1881. She stands 6 stories high and weighs 90 tons! She served as a hotel and then a tavern. day visitors can tour Lucy's innards and visit her gift shop.

    Being a former NJ resident, I love Lucy. Her survival story is nothing short of amazing.

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    http://www.roadsideattractions.ca/apple.htm

    You can see other "Large Roadside Attractions" by perusing that website. Kinda weird when you think of it. The Big Apple, however, has more to it than hot pies. Lots of "killer rabbits" running amok as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MsVicki
    The building in Point Pleasant, WV, is not so unusual but, the owners wanted windows and trees. What to do? Just paint them on.
    If the windows are painted on, it keeps the Mothman from flying in.

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    This has got to be the ugliest building around
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    This is the Peter B. Lewis building (a google image search will get more pictures) that Case Western Reserve owns, its not too far from my house.



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    I'm not a big Frank Gehry fan myself. I like the binoculars. There are 3 completely different buildings right in a row. That's great. That elephant built in 1881 is awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ngateguy
    This has got to be the ugliest building around

    Hopefully, it's benign and won't spread!

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    chiat/day does apple's marketing, I don't know why I'm posting this--boredom

    king kone rules, I would definitely go there

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    Quote Originally Posted by ngateguy
    This has got to be the ugliest building around
    Is that the Space Needle in the background? I'll have to see that the next time I'm up there. I kind of like it.
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    Then there's the "brown jug" near Greenville, GA. It's brick and has a brick handle making it look like it's namesake. It's covered in weeds now, but was probably a gas station or some store once. Many rides go near the brown jug. It's a landmark to cyclists in the area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shifty
    Is that the Space Needle in the background? I'll have to see that the next time I'm up there. I kind of like it.

    Yes it is at the Seattle Center. Its the Experiance Music Project, a museum to honor Jimmi Hendrix. It is supposed to look like a smashed guitar.
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