For the purposes of identifying broad patterns in the forms and styles of primary rest area elements, the following categories have been identified: basic traditional, modern, regional (often exhibiting programmatic design elements), regional or rustic modern, combined forms, free form, and 1970s revival.
The buildings in this classification most closely express the link between roadside parks and Safety Rest Areas. They were most commonly constructed in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Their basic forms do not represent regional aesthetics or architectural design trends. These structures are defined by their functionality rather than aesthetic interest.
● Wood construction is common
●Building form is commonly square or
● Roof forms are commonly hipped or
●Buildings and structures are modest
in scale and low rising