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Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Coffee Pot - Roanoke, VA

Today's destinations is a little ways outside of Middle Tennessee, but I thought some people might find it interesting...

The Coffee Pot is a roadhouse restaurant built in what used to be the outskirts of Roanoke, VA in 1936.

The entire building has a log cabin motif, with a large stucco Coffee Pot on the end.  It serves as a great example of Novelty Architecture and for that reason has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register.  The Coffee Pot is 15 ft. tall and when it was built, they had steam rise out of the spout, generated by a furnace below.

It was built along Brambleton Ave., which is now US 221.  Various musical acts have performed inside over the years, giving it the slogan the "Biggest small stage in the south"

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