Two unusual 8-sided brick buildings. One is a church while the other is a "Comfort Station".
One might ask:
Why does this restroom look like a church?
Why does this church look like a restroom?
The two buildings kind of... well... look remarkably similar... Legend has it that it was no accident.
If you've lived in St Pete long enough, you've no doubt seen the interesting Comfort Station at the approach to the pier. And maybe you've happened upon the impressive St Mary's Church on the south side of St Pete.
It's no coincidence the structures resemble one another, both were built by Henry Taylor in the 1920's. And they have a lot in common:
Legend has it Taylor built the restroom (sometimes called "Little St Mary's") in the likeness of the Catholic church as revenge for an unpaid debt the church owed Taylor.
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