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Commercial Building (Coffee Pot Building)

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Coffee Pot Building
1961. 1870 E. Midland Tr.

This distinctively shaped structure was built by the Wills family as a restaurant and coffee shop. Located on U.S. 60 between Lexington and Buena Vista, the building drew the attention (and business) of travelers. The aluminum-clad, round structure with handle and spout attached sits on a concrete slab that was originally painted red to simulate a stove burner. A form of commercial advertising, such novelty buildings are sometimes found along older roadways. The building has accommodated several subsequent commercial ventures.

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Author: 
Anne Carter Lee
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Anne Carter Lee, "Commercial Building (Coffee Pot Building)", [Lexington, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-02-RB23.

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Virginia vol 2

Buildings of Virginia: Valley, Piedmont, Southside, and Southwest, Anne Carter Lee and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015, 130-131.

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