16 Roadside Architectural Wonders


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Orange Show Monument: Houston, Texas

The Orange Show Monument in Houston is the handiwork of postal worker Jefferson Davis McKissack, who, obviously, loved oranges.
The Orange Show Monument in Houston is the handiwork of postal worker Jefferson Davis McKissack, who, obviously, loved oranges.
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The handiwork of postal worker Jefferson Davis McKissack, this east Houston landmark was built between 1956 and 1979 out of everything from bricks to mannequins to wagon wheels.

Sporting an orange-and-white color scheme, the Orange Show Monument is a tribute of sorts to the nutritional value of its creator's favorite fruit -- the orange.

Learn about a unique temple built in West Virginia in the next section.