It represents both an aesthetic treat but also a critical archive of these structures, many of which are being abandoned or destroyed. Last Stop: Photo Book Documents 150 Vanishing US Rest Stops
For the last five years, this photographer has been traveling around the United States and capturing an eclectic but dying breed of roadside architecture: the American rest stop. “When interstate highways were first built, passing up many small towns, rest stops were a way to reconnect people to the places they were traveling though. Polaraids, prints and other prizes are also available. They gave small towns a chance to show their cultural significance. Though The Last Stop has just reached her crowdfunding goal on Kickstarter, there is still time left to support the project in return for this oversized coffee table book which will be filled with 100 pages of images and stories. Ryann Ford of Austin, Texas, who has taken 150 pictures of these to date, notes that this architectural typology has been associated with ” rest, relief, hospitality, and nostalgia” for the last half-century. 95), Thackerville, Oklahoma (I-35), Clines Corners, New Mexico (U.S.