Pink Elephant Antiques in Livingston, Illinois, is a heck of a fun stop, even if it the actual store is closed (as it was on the day I happened by).
The building appears to be a funky art deco school building–or perhaps just the Gymnasium building of an old school campus? I’m not sure. But I loved it.
There is a funky elephant coming out of the front of the building near the entrance. It’s keen.
A shot of my husband standing in front of the building. And look at that spectacular Muffler Man-esque beach dude. I wonder if he used to stand in front of a beach stand with a hot dog or a coke in his hand.
He sure is big!
I love him.
Around the side (you can see Mr. Beach’s elbow in the picture) there is another elephant and another huge ANTIQUES sign. It’s pretty sweet. I hear there is a real Muffler Man inside–sure wish they’d been open!
Just imagine the treasures inside! *sniff*
This is the Pink Elephant!
Like any good roadside attraction, it’s right there next to the expressway.
Yes, I believe these Beach Guys originally held cans of Coke. Here’s one that used to be in NJ:
and another in WV:
Oh, neat! Thanks for the links.
And I see you have quite the passion for the roadside culture! I’ll be sure to check out your blog.
Oh My gosh, I love the place.. We stopped by and it is an actual store, full of little treasures.. Its a good buy if you come back..
It is an old High School and Gym. They now have a large ice cream stand that looks like a Twist cone, and a flying saucer behind that.
The building was a high school back in the day, gym and all.