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Icebergs, Igloos & Caves (page 1)

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Crystal Ice Company Building
Pensacola, FL
The Crystal Ice Company Building was built in 1932 to resemble a giant block of ice. The stucco building was sold ice to passing motorists until the 1950s. There is a sign in relief under the canopy showing hand signals that were used to indicate how much ice you wanted. There is a polar bear on top of the canopy. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It has been vacant for years. There were originally four of these buildings but this is the only one left. For more, see this website. [map]

Casita Ludi Café
Dallas, TX

2011:

2017:
The Casita Ludi Café's iceberg-shaped building was built in the 1920s or 1930s as a frozen custard stand. As a Polar Bear Ice Cream stand, it had a neon polar bear sign. Around 1946, it became known as Polar Bear Ashburn's.

I don't know when it was transformed from ice cream stand to Mexican Food restaurant. Around 2010, the name was changed from Casita Lupe Café to Casita Ludi Café. By 2013, the building had been painted and a covered dining area was added to the front. The covered area has since been removed. The building has been vacant since at least 2015. [map]

former Frosty Custard
Evansville, IN
Iceberg Ice & Water
Rosenberg, TX
Snow House
Santa Barbara, CA
The Frosty Custard stand is now used as a car repair office. The words "Frosty Custard" are still visible under the banner. This building was probably painted white originally. Does anyone know more about this place? [map]

This Iceberg Ice & Water vending machine must have been mass-produced but this is the only one I have seen. It appears the now-defunct company was established in Dallas in 2008. This photo is from 2011. This vending machine was still there in 2013. [map]

The Snow House was designed by Henry Franco and Dorinda Murry. This display was installed for the Christmas season at the Members Only Barber Shop. The design has been different each year. In 2017, the building began housing another barber shop, Wolf's Head. I don't know if this traditional decorating will continue. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Igloo
Toledo, OH
The Igloo ice cream stand has been here a long time. It was painted blue for awhile and reopened in 2006 after being closed for some time. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Igloo
Brice, OH
This Igloo building was built in 1970 as an ice cream stand. It may have been called The Igloo. There were two others built in Columbus around the same time. All three stands closed in the late 1980s. These photos are from 2009. In 2016, it was being readied for use as a hot dog stand known as Bowzers. One of the three stands is in storage. For more, see this website. [map]

Just Chillin
Sno Shack [gone?]
Fort Smith, AR
Arctic Grill
Wilkesboro, NC
The Just Chillin Sno Shack shaved ice stand vaguely suggested an igloo. I believe this stand is gone now.

The Arctic Grill was originally known as the Igloo. By 2016, the place was known as Mini Moo's and the sign had been changed. [map]

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