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Tiki Architecture (page 1)

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This section includes Polynesian-influenced buildings from the 1950s-1960s. Some later and contemporary examples have been included as well. For the most part, I'm interested in building exteriors rather than interiors. I've also included a number of moai statues. This section is organized in alphabetical order by state. The California pages are organized by city. If you're looking for more about the history of this cultural phenomenon or where to find a good Mai Tai, check out the links page. If you have any tips about other places or information about those already described here, please send me an email. Enjoy!

Kon Tiki
Tucson, AZ
The Kon Tiki was built in 1963. It features lots of nice exterior decorations, including tikis and a mosaic tile pond (now empty). The interior features rocks, bamboo-covered walls, bamboo chairs, and more statues. The restaurant sells mugs, t-shirts, and Polynesian stuff. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Kozy Korner Mobile & RV Park
Antares Point, AZ

2012:

2017:
The Kozy Korner Mobile & RV Park is now used as a residence. The A-frame building was built in the 1960s. It previously housed the Lake Mead Restaurant. There were also a few motel rooms (the Ranchero Motel) and a gas station at that time. In 2003, Gregg Arnold purchased the property. He built the 14-foot-tall Easter Island statue which he named "Giganticus Headicus". In 2016, the building was repainted and the sign panels replaced. The building now houses an information center and convenience store. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

More Arizona Tiki:
Dairy Queen (Scottsdale) [gone]

Easter Island statue
Waterbury, CT
Politiki [gone]
Washington, DC
The Easter Island statue in Waterbury stands next to the Timexpo, a Timex museum and store. It is about 40 feet tall. The museum closed in 2015. The building was still vacant in 2018. The statue is still there. For more, see this website. [map]

The Politiki opened in 1993 with three floors of modern tiki décor. In 1999, it became the Penn Ave. Pub and these tiki heads were gone. By 2014, the building housed the Pour House.

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