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The Coffee Pot

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1936. 2902 Brambleton Ave. SW
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)

Few roadhouses of the 1930s have survived intact, and probably no others have a large stuccoed masonry coffee pot perched on the roof. Originally steam came out of its spout on cold nights. The one-story structure built of vertically laid logs has an appropriately rustic interior, including a stone chimneypiece. While typical of an earlier era, the Coffee Pot continues to thrive.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "The Coffee Pot", [Roanoke, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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, 422-422.

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