Fort Collins is kind of uncool.
I don’t mean like bitter, mean, no fun uncool. I mean like we don’t have any cool googie architecture –that 50s/60s atomic boomerang look. We have a little bit, and we used to have a little bit more:
But we don’t have any googie in all the places you would expect to find it–bowling alleys, old diners and motels. Okay, you might consider the old Safeway with its Marina roof googie.
I’m going to keep looking.
Meanwhile, you know what mid-century architecture we do have a lot of? MANSARD!!!!! So, my next post is going to have to be about Mansard roofs in Fort Collins. You revile them now, we all do. But someday you’ll love them. Just wait.