Rest Area History.Org
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Restareahistory.org was developed and is maintained by Joanna Dowling a historian and consultant based in Chicago, IL.  Her work includes research and writing on topics of nineteenth and twentieth century architectural history, cultural landscapes and the built environment.  Ms. Dowling specializes in the history and program development of Interstate safety rest areas, a program owing its origins to the mid-twentieth century period.  This research led to the formation of restareahistory.org, a web based organization dedicated to the documentation and communication of rest area history and architectural form. 

 

Restareahistory.org is equally committed to sharing and collecting information regarding the history of the national safety rest area program. 

 

If you have questions, comments or would like further information on the history of the national safety rest area program or SRAs in a particular state we would be happy to help you. 

If you have information about SRA history or images of rest areas you have visited we would love for you to share them with us.


e-mail: info@restareahistory.org




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