Thursday, April 14, 2011

Exhibit: Roadside Vernacular Architecture

"Roadside Vernacular Architecture"
What's that?

Buildings that told you at a glance what was inside. The style's heyday was during the 1920s and 1930, and it had a resurgence in the 1950s.

"Taking their inspiration less from professional architects and more from the business owners who knew the value of catching the attention of someone in a moving car, these structures combine whimsy, practicality, and visual appeal." - Jim Heimann, California Crazy and Beyond: Roadside Vernacular Architecture.

Snick Farkas' own miniature interpretations of these unique buildings - along with related ephemera from his collection are currently on exhibit at the Library.

Come take a look, and imagine the surprise and delight of driving down the highway decades ago....

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