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Credit Car America (The Copa)

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The Copa
c. 1930. 7300 Brook Rd. (U.S. 1) (northwest corner of intersection of Brook Rd. and Lakeside Ave.)
  • Credit Car America (The Copa) (Pierre Courtois)

The Spanish Colonial Revival references of this local landmark may have been drawn from St. Joseph's Villa (see below) about a half mile north of the Copa. The Copa has been well maintained, and it is an attractive commercial building in an area where the life span of commercial architecture is usually limited to a few decades. Directly across the street is a small tourist court, a rare survivor among the diners, tourist courts, and other roadside attractions that once occupied this stretch of U.S. 1.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Credit Car America (The Copa)", [Richmond, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 297-297.

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