Crystal Ice Company building

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Crystal Ice Company building
Building Information
Location 2024 North Davis Street
Architect Steven Fulgham
Client Guy Spearman
Completion Date 1932
Structural System concrete, stucco
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The Crystal Ice Company was a roadside ice store in the Eastside neighborhood built circa 1932 for Guy Spearman, who later founded the Spearman Brewing Company.

Hand signals, used for ordering, and prices set in relief on the building's exterior. Photo courtesy of Roadside Architecture.

Passing motorists would stop under the canopy and indicate to an attendant (using hand signals shown in relief on the building's exterior) how much ice they wanted.

The building (which still stands at 2024 North Davis Street) is notable for its design by Steven Fulgham featuring stucco "icicles" a polar bear sculpture on the roof. It is one of the only remaining examples of vernacular roadside commercial architecture in Pensacola and was added to the National Register of Historic Places on September 29, 1983.

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