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  Sunday  August 4  2002    10: 39 PM


On the Road: Kentucky's Roadside Commercial Architecture 1920-1960

By the time of the Great Depression, the prevailing idea was to jump-start the economy through automobile usage and construction of new service and recreational facilities accessible solely by car. The effect of these policies, which guide decisionmaking even today, was far-reaching. New types of buildings were created to serve the automobile and a new dispersed landscape was established. This exhibit focuses on commercial architecture of the roadside in its infancy---from 1920 to 1960. [read more]

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