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).
Dog Bark Park artists Dennis Sullivan and Frances Conklin built Sweet Willy and Toby, his 12-foot tall beagle companion, as a tribute to roadside architecture
popular in the early days of car vacations.
Without this contribution to roadside architecture
these people would be languishing on the dole.
Do this from South to North late in the afternoon on a sunny day to catch the full effect of the light on the multi-colored signs and roadside architecture