By David Kelly:: I have an obsession with Breeze Blocks. Well, Breeze Blocks and a few hundred other things. Breeze Blocks, or Architectural Screen Blocks, are a decorative concrete block used for architectural screen walls and fences. They have been around since the 1930s and became hugely popular in the Mid-Century Modern residential & commercial […]

The Ranch Motel, Oakland/Rice Hill, Oregon

By David Kelly In the Great State of Oregon, there are 3 vintage motels that feature A-frame cabins for rooms. Route 66 has teepee-shaped motels (the Wigwams) and Oregon has, well, triangles. Mostly built in the 1960s, the saw-tooth profile created by a group of A-frames certainly stands out from the other motels on highway. […]