|Icebergs, Igloos & Caves (page 1)|
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|Crystal Ice Company Building
|The Crystal Ice Company Building was built in 1932 to resemble a giant block of ice. The stucco building was sold ice to passing motorists until the 1950s. There is a sign in relief under the canopy showing hand signals that were used to indicate how much ice you wanted. There is a polar bear on top of the canopy. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It has been vacant for years. There were originally four of these buildings but this is the only one left. For more, see this website.|
|Casita Ludi Café
|The Casita Ludi Café's iceberg-shaped building was built in the 1920s or 1930s as a frozen custard stand. Around 1946, it became an Ashburn's Polar Bear Ice Cream shop. I don't know when it was transformed from ice cream stand to Mexican restaurant. Around 2010, the name was changed from Casita Lupe Café to Casita Ludi Café.|
|former Frosty Custard
|Iceberg Ice & Water
Santa Barbara, CA
The Frosty Custard stand is now used as a car repair office. The words "Frosty Custard" are still visible under the banner. This building was probably painted white originally. Does anyone know more about this place?
This Iceberg Ice & Water vending machine must have been mass-produced but this is the only one I have seen. It appears the now-defunct company was established in Dallas in 2008.
The Snow House was designed by Henry Franco and Dorinda Murry. This display is installed for the Christmas season at the Members Only Barber Shop. The design is different each year. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, and 4.
|The Igloo ice cream stand has been here a long time. It was painted blue for awhile and reopened in 2006 after being closed for some time. For more, see this website.|
|This Igloo building is a mystery. Does anyone know what it has been used for or when it was built?|
|Just Chillin Sno Shack
Fort Smith, AR
The Just Chillin Sno Shack shaved ice stand vaguely suggests an igloo.
The Arctic Grill was originally known as the Igloo.
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