Here are some shots, mostly Rt. 1 in VA, with some additional ones in Alexandria and the District that I took yesterday.
The Real Deal: Woodlawn- built between 1800 and 1805
The Rt. 1 Roadside Versions
Currently a Wachovia Bank. Built 1941.
Suburban Drive In Cleaners. Colonial meets mid century modernist architecture. 1950s?
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.
El Pollo Primero. Straight up barn style right down to the weathervane.
Islas Restaurant and bar. Not sure what to really classify this one as, other than roadside mish-mash.
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.
Ranch House Restaurant. Looks pretty vacant. Windows follow the traditional diner layout.
El Amanacer might have been a Dairy Queen. But El Pollo Primero was absolutely a Red Barn. http://www.barnbuster.net
Islas was definitely a SHAKEY’S PIZZA PARLOR prototype.