Ship Shaped Buildings (page 3)

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Edmund B. Gustorf Boat House
Milwaukee, WI
The Edmund B. Gustorf Boat House was built in 1922. Gustorf was a traveling salesman who dreamed of sailing the high seas. He began building the house when he was 52 years old, using plans for a yacht. The boat is 72 feet long and has one bedroom. There is also a 30 feet tall lighthouse. For more, see this website. [map]

Boat Houses
Encinitas, CA
These Boat Houses were built from wood and cement by Miles Minor Kellogg in the late 1920s. He used salvaged wood from a local hotel and the Moonlight Beach dance house which were demolished in 1928. The S.S. Encinitas and S.S Moonlight are now used as apartments. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Boat House
Marina del Rey, CA
This Boat House was built in 1966. It was probably a single family residence originally. It is now a multi-family house with three units. For more, see this website. [map]

Navy Operational Support Center
Nashville, TN
America's Car Wash
Cleveland, OH
The Navy Operational Support Center is partially shaped like a ship. [map]

America's Car Wash was built in 1984 with a ship-like facade. This bright color scheme is from 2006. This photo is from 2009. The building was repainted red, white and blue around 2014. [map]

Ship Shape Car Wash [gone]
Eau Claire, WI
The Ship Shape Car Wash was built from 1986-1987. In 2015, the building was remodeled and is no longer shaped like a ship. For more, see this website.

Delta Queen Car Wash
Campbell, CA
The Delta Queen Car Wash was modeled after a Mississippi Riverboat and built in 1972. It is now part of the Classic Car Wash chain. The car wash also featured a statue of a waving captain. He was there in 2008 but gone by 2014. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Showboat Car Wash
St. Augustine, FL
Riverboat Car Wash
Denver, CO
The steamboat-shaped Showboat Car Wash opened in 2005. It was modeled after the Classic Car Wash in Campbell, CA described above. [map]

The Riverboat Car Wash is now part of the Autawash car wash chain with three other locations in the Denver area. Does anyone know when this location was built? [map]

North Avenue Beach House
Chicago, IL
The steamboat-shaped North Avenue Beach House was constructed in 1938 as a WPA project. It housed a concession stand, lifeguard station, and restrooms. In 1998, it was replaced with this slightly more realistic ship. [map]

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