VA and DC Roadside buildings

Here are some shots, mostly Rt. 1 in VA, with some additional ones in Alexandria and the District that I took yesterday.

Colonial architecture

The Real Deal: Woodlawn- built between 1800 and 1805
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The Rt. 1 Roadside Versions
Currently a Wachovia Bank. Built 1941.
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Hybla Valley Vet. Built 1948.
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Suburban Drive In Cleaners. Colonial meets mid century modernist architecture. 1950s?
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Barn inspired
El Amanecer. Gambrel Roofed little place. Looks like it may have been an ice cream stand or something of the like in a former life.
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El Pollo Primero. Straight up barn style right down to the weathervane.
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Islas Restaurant and bar. Not sure what to really classify this one as, other than roadside mish-mash.
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Mansard

The Peking Duck: Detached chimney, mansard roof and front porch give this place a Southern vibe in my eyes. I want it to be a BBQ place or some kind of southern family restaurant- the kind with sweet tea in enormous glasses.

Looks like the Peking Duck has been in the building since 1982.
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Pseudo-ranch.

Ranch House Restaurant. Looks pretty vacant. Windows follow the traditional diner layout.
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Tudor
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Midcentury Modern
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Folded plate and concrete I beams
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