Icebergs, Igloos & Caves (page 2)

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Alpine Inn
Anaheim, CA
The Alpine Inn was built in 1959 as the Alpine Motel. The motel did not have this snow-topped roof at that point. The snow was there by the 1960s. In 1997, it was still known as the Alpine Motel. The similarity between this building and the Clearman's North Woods Inns below make me believe they were built by the same developer. For more, see this website. [map]

Clearman's North Woods Inn
San Gabriel, CA

Clearman's North Woods Inn
Covina, CA

Clearman's North Woods Inn
La Mirada, CA
The first Clearman's North Woods Inn was built in Monrovia, CA in 1958. In 1966, when the 210 Freeway was being built, the restaurant building was moved to the current San Gabriel location. The Covina location opened in 1967. The La Mirada location opened in 1989. There was a location in Long Beach which has been demolished. All of these restaurants feature the snow-covered roofs. There is also Clearman's Galley which features a ship. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [San Gabriel map]; [Covina map]; [La Mirada map]

Polar Island
Wisconsin Dells, WI
Polar Island is part of the Wintergreen Resort & Conference Center. The snow-capped mountain features a 100-foot plunge into a pool. The ice theme is also used for the hotel's indoor pool. [map]

Los Hermanos Produce and Meat Market
Oakland, CA
The Los Hermanos Produce and Meat Market building has a fascinating design. I don't know if the original exposed interior concept was meant to be ice-like or cave-like. Does anyone know more about this building? [map]

More Igloos & Iceberg Buildings:
Igloo City Resort (Cantwell, AK) [map]
Ice Palace (Leadville, CO) [gone]
gas station (Ottawa, KS) [vintage; gone]
Polar Bear Frozen Custard (Wichita, KS) [gone]
Iceberg Gas Station (Albuquerque, NM) [gone]
Eskimo Igloo (Columbus, OH) [vintage, gone]
Matterhorn (Prairie Dell Lake Amusement Park): 1, 2 (Prairie Dell, TX) [vintage; gone]
Adam's Igloo: 1, 2 (Smithers, BC) [map]
Cutty Sark Visitor Centre: 1, 2 (London, England) [gone]

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