It’s interesting when your hobbies cross with family memories. I followed a sidebar link at Houseblogs.net to discover an old family friend in a list of odd-shaped houses and other dwellings: the Shoe House in York, PA.
Driving up from Bad News, VA to my grandparents in Lancaster County, we would cut through York on Rt. 30 and would always pass The Shoe, as we knew it. We never stopped, but it was always a good sign that our six hour journey was nearing its end.
Additional information on the Shoe House and its colorful builder at an alarmingly familiarly named site.