Before there was secondlife, before there were dremel tools, there were still builders.
Roadside America is a relic of another time that has somehow escaped wrecking balls and estate sales. And look – arial trams! Look hard towards the top to see them suspended on a wire run.
It is very weird, very white, exquisitely detailed, and then you realize it was all done with coping saws and elmer’s glue. There’s running trains, and buttons that control some of the trolly lines. Before you leave the guy turns some knobs to start the night sequence. Then Kate Smith sings ‘God Bless America’ while the American flag is spotlighted. It’s like going back in time. Go have a snack at the Haas Hotel afterwards and admire the little corner bar that was built in 1915.