Road Trip: Roadside America, from Custard's Last Stand to the Wigwam Restaurant

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Rizzoli International Publications, Incorporated, Mar 28, 2017 - ARCHITECTURE - 208 pages
"Expectation, anticipation, discovery-- each of these is a facet of an American institution, the road trip. With a focus on vernacular roadside architecture built between 1920 and the late 1960s, the golden age of the American road, Road Trip is a time capsule, a snapshot taken primarily in the early 1970s, of an extraordinary era and its roadside buildings, restaurants, gas stations, motels, and places of amusement, most of which are now long since gone. Built in an age of unbridled imagination, these structures speak to the fancies of their original owners and builders as much as to the purposes for which they were built."--Back cover.

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Richard Longstreth is a professor at George Washington University, where he directs the program in historic preservation, and is the author of numerous books and articles.

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