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Cartago, California: Lemon House Inn

Molten blob, built by Vernon Lawson in 2006, was covered in spray foam and painted the same yellowish color as his Volkswagen. He called it "Yellow Dome." New owner added outdoor sculptures, renamed it "Lemon House Inn" in 2021, and opened it for sleepovers.

Lemon House Inn

146 US-395, Cartago, CA
Off on the east side of Rye, US-395 in Cartago.
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Jerky Orange Building

I just drove by the orange building, and it's for sale.

[Molly, 01/22/2021]
Jerky Orange Building

It's for sale. Just think, it can be yours.

[Sheryl, 07/31/2018]

Orange building.

Jerky Orange Building - Lemon Yellow

For Sale with adjacent motel. Currently painted lemon yellow. According to the Real Estate agent who we met on-site the motel rooms were remodeled two years ago. Also love the T-Rex sculpture made from auto parts and horseshoes.

[NomadikCulture, 02/07/2018]
Jerky Orange Building

A few days before the Labor Day, 2010 weekend, we stopped at the orange hut on 395 (closed) and then pulled in at Gus' jerky gas station. We asked the gentleman behind the counter if he was relocating to the orange hut up the road. He smiled, shook his head and said the orange hut was put up by the locals and "who knows what the heck they're up to!"

The orange hut is still a mystery, but at Gus's, make sure to try the "sweet and spicy" beef jerky. Excellent!

[Dale Divers, 09/08/2010]

Orange Building of Jerky.

Jerky Orange Building

Have no idea what this structure is supposed to represent, but a local resident informed me that they intend to open a jerky shop here when construction is finished. Will this be the new Gus's (located in an old gas station three miles south) or a rival? Only time will tell.

The motel next store to this bulge had a giant ant on top of a small building. I do not know if there is a connection or not but with nobody to ask I simply shot a photo and moved on..

[Robert Page Jones, 05/04/2010]

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