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Barn'rds Restaurant Building

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1983, Jack Schofield. 3605 Merle Hay Rd.

As this restaurant building indicates, programmatic roadside architecture is still being designed for the strip. The image here is that of a barn with gabled roof, accompanied by a high, eye-catching sign mounted appropriately on a silo. The design is playfully and lightly handled, and quite successful.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Barn'rds Restaurant Building", [Des Moines, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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