Preservation of Roadside Architecture
and Attractions, to discuss issues related to the preservation of roadside sculptures, motels, gas stations, and signs.
Jury comments: "Ibis project incorporates an historic form into a successful expression of roadside architecture
where there is a signature element that is appropriate for a restaurant.
"The John Margolies archive of photographs of American roadside architecture
is acknowledged as the most comprehensive study of this subject extant."
Back in 2003, local preservationists thought the structure was worth saving because it was an early symbol of America's love affair with the automobile and that it was representative of the fast-disappearing early roadside architecture
that it yielded.
Liebs, Main Street to Miracle Mile: American Roadside Architecture
(Boston MA, 1985); John Margolies, The End of the Road: Vanishing Highway Architecture in America (New York, 1981).
Without this contribution to roadside architecture
these people would be languishing on the dole.