UNUSUAL BUILDINGS & OTHER ROADSIDE STUFF

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“Consider the Big Duck on Long Island, a duck-shaped structure built in 1930 as a place to sell duck eggs.

Look at the Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota, a civic center decorated every year in massive mosaic murals made of corn.

Stop for lunch at Mammy’s Cupboard in Natchez, Mississippi, where you can eat inside the “skirt” of a building, erected in 1940 to attract tourist business to a gas station, in the shape of an African-American mammy.

Fill your prescriptions at Bondurants’ Pharmacy in Lexington, Kentucky, a drug store in the shape of a giant mortar and pestle.

A PROGRAM ABOUT UNUSUAL BUILDINGS & OTHER ROADSIDE STUFF, a slightly wacky travelogue, celebrates places like these. Producer Rick Sebak and his team (the driving force behind A HOT DOG PROGRAM, SANDWICHES THAT YOU WILL LIKE, A FLEA MARKET DOCUMENTARY and AN ICE CREAM SHOW) take viewers across the country, from the Clam Box in Ipswich, Massachusetts, to the hot-dog-shaped Tail o’ the Pup in West Hollywood, California, checking out buildings that are in the shape of something unexpected.”

A PROGRAM ABOUT UNUSUAL BUILDINGS & OTHER ROADSIDE STUFF
PBS.org

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