Aviation dining

This "restaurant booth unit" offers dining with the legends of aviation. 1939. Invented by Cleophas A. Deravin.

Clark's Twin T-Ps

The original Twin T-Ps Restaurant was opened in Seattle in 1937. Herman Olson, who registered this design for a "resort building", operated the original Twin T-P. In 1942 Walter Clark bought the business and established a chain of 22 restaurants. Col. Harland Sanders, of Kentucky Fried Chicken fame, worked on his Original Recipe in the Twin T-Ps kitchen. Learn more about the restaurant and see some photos at HistoryLink. 1937. Invented by Herman E. Olson.

Refreshment stand sphere

This design for a refreshment stand makes absolutely no sense and seems like a terribly wasteful use of space. 1939. Invented by Louis F. Mueller.

Portable refreshment booth

This doesn't look too portable, but that's what the patent for this churn says. 1927. Invented by Lawrence A. Fleming.

Raspberry booth

An ornamental design for a sales booth. 1930. Invented by Vera V. Marcus.

Sterling Streamliner diner

A design for the famous Sterling Streamliner diners. Sterling bought the design from Roland L. Stickney in 1939. Several Streamliners are still in use and examples can be seen here and here. A Streamliner now sitting in Rhode Island was the first diner to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 1939. Invented by Roland L. Stickney.


A building design for Fall. 1929. Invented by James E. Hunt.

Ice cream shop

This design for an ice cream shop reflects an era when the frozen treat was hand packed. 1932. Invented by James R. Connery.

Pitcher shop

The pitcher shop, which would be right next to the basin shop.
Invented by R. B. Rawlins

Pig hut

Pigs are a popular image for novelty buildings. This angry porcine Pilgrim looks like he would house a restaurant or a butcher. 1932. Invented by Jerome Watt.

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