Buildings in the shape of divinities, persons, animals, characters or other recognized symbols. The shape of the building has a meaning derived outside the world of architecture. To qualify as a building, the interior should be designed for some practical use.

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The Big Duck
An illustrated history from Roadside America of the roadside farmstand in Long Island, United States, shaped like a duck to advertise that ducks and duck-eggs were sold there.
Giant Shoe
Roadside America takes a look at houses shaped like giant shoes in Pennsylvania and California: history, description and images.
Lucy the Elephant
Photograph and brief history of this timber-built elephant in New Jersey from the Boardwalk catalog.
A Scottish Pineapple
J.K. Gillon's illustrated description and discussion of the inspiration for the Dunmore Pineapple garden folly, built in 1761.
Wigwam Motel
Boasts unique 'americana' architecture in the form of concrete teepees. Includes pictures, history, and typical motel information. Rialto, California.
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