The Wilson Laminate House

Ralph & Sunny Wilson House 1714 South 61st Street Temple, Texas submitted by: Bill Miller Bill: In the small city of Temple, Texas, lived Ralph Wilson, the founder of Wilsonart – a company that produces laminate materials similar to Formica. Mr. Wilson decided to make his late 1950s home both a showplace and test lab for his company’s products, so he basically decorated the entire interior of...

Pigdom – A Shrine to Swine

Pigdom –  A Shrine to a Swine Houston, Texas (no longer exists) submitted by: Bill Miller One of my favorite RoadsideWonders contributors is back with a funny, touching, and just plain fantastic contribution. We may not be able to visit it any longer; but it’s fun to look back on this unique Houston-area “wonder”. From Bill: This one is chock full of Texas weirdness. The diving pigs...

Roadside America Museum – Hillsboro, Texas

Roadside America Museum 212 East Elm Street Hillsboro, Texas submitted by: Bill Miller Bill: Mr. Carroll Estes bought the old Ford dealership in Hillsboro, Texas and now lives in it. He’s in the process of filling it with his collection of 40s and 50s memorabilia, classic cars, and nostalgia. It’s not open regularly (it’s his home, after all) but you can arrange a visit. The star attraction...

Starship Pegasus in Italy, Texas

Starship Pegasus 100 Kinfolks Lane Italy, Texas submitted by: Bill Miller Bill:  Starship Pegasus looks like it was once a restaurant. It’s just south of the Monolithic Dome Institute (whose giant caterpillar is already featured on your site) and appears to be made out of one of their domes. It’s at I-35 and Route 34. wendyvee:  Thanks, Bill … this is fantastic! After doing a little research,...

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