Googie QueenOne of my twitter buddies, scraparcs, sent me a link to this photo of an A frame building in Phoenix. I wanted to share it because not only is it a fabulous building but the roof reminds me of the English Googie restaurant I blogged about before.
The more I look at this building, the more I like it. I love the asymmetrical slope over the windows and of course the stonework.
AgilityNut's website informs me that it was apparently part of a 'tiki strip mall' - oh how I'd love to see one of those! It was most recently a car rental place but before that it was a Dairy Queen. Now, I'm still not exactly sure what a Dairy Queen is but I've certainly heard of them before (in American movies, etc.). I always thought they were some kind of ice cream parlour but I'm sure my American friends can tell me.
Leaky_tiki has more photos on his flickr and seems to think it was originally a sales centre for some condos/flats nearby.
I'd love to know its original purpose.
I hope it can be reincarnated as another business soon to stop it sliding into decay.