Big Guitar- Bristol, VA/TN

Bristol, the birthplace of country music, is home to great architecture, neon, and at least two giant guitars.

The Grand Guitar, an enormous Martin
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The fret markers are windows, as is the sound hole. It looks like it could stand to be re-strung.

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And in town, is another large guitar, set in the ground, as a chamber of commerce / welcome sign.

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Triangle Diner- Winchester, VA

The Triangle Diner- a 1948 O’Mahony, where Patsy Cline once worked. We visited it, and took these pictures several years ago when it was Lynette’s Triangle Diner
As you can see from the postcards, it went through several neon signs and vestibules over the years, which changed the look of the diner considerably. Eventually it was covered with dark wood, though much of the stainless can still be seen. A great, working vertical diner neon sign and clock is still in the parking lot. The windows still read air conditioned. Inside, the diner is a time warp to sixty years ago.

The diner is currently for sale. The listing can be found here.

The diner and addition have 1290 square feet, the lot is 6875 square feet. The diner seats fifty people.
The current price for the diner and property is $459,000.

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The Triangle Diner is found at:
27 West Gerrard Street, Winchester, VA.

Burger Bar, Bristol, VA

Some more photos, taken on the road on a trip to Chattanooga this past week, by my Dad, Michael G. Stewart.

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That’s my mom in the red
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