The Shoe House and Other Buildings That Look Like Things

You're looking at the Shoe House in Hellam, Pennsylvania. It was an actual guesthouse (3 bedroom, 2 baths, a kitchen and a living room ... no word about shoe closet) of a local shoe magnate, Mahlon N. Haines. After his death, it was an ice cream parlor for a while, and now it is a museum.

Part of a neat article of the 9 buildings shaped like things at DVICE: Link


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Impressive picture! I`ve seen many absurd ideas in my life though I`m a realtor in Toronto but this is something really outstanding. What a disappointing fact that the architecture nowadays focusus mainly to be very practical and leaving behind the main factor why it is under term art. I would definitely visit the place, thank you for your suggestion!
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>>>"...regardless, it’s awesome. and not far from my home!"

Same here, Samantha...The Haines Shoe House is only about 8 miles west on Rt. 30 from my house.
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my brother and i took a roadtrip around pennsylvania to wacky tourist-y things a couple summers ago.. this was our last stop. sadly, it was closed down for repairs... regardless, it's awesome. and not far from my home!
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