In an old-school, family-run Pennsylvania amusement park that’s home to a century-old carousel, a top-notch haunted house, no less than a half-dozen roller coasters and a small army of refurbished classic thrill rides, one might assume it would be easy to overlook a building shaped like a loaf of bread.
Yet the not-so-freshly baked Loaf Building — current home to a fro-yo and cookie stand – rises proudly in the middle of Knoebels Amusement Resort, stopping pickle-on-a-stick-clutching parkgoers in their tracks as they wonder to themselves wait, is that building supposed to look like that? Judging by its name and the fact that the building has housed a bakery on and off over the years, the answer is yes. While it’s unknown how long Knoebels' much-photographed work of loaf-tecture has been in existence, the park itself — it’s located not too far from the smoldering ghost town of Centralia, a place far more spine-chilling than even the scariest amusement park log flume ride or drop tower — was established in 1926. The park is also home to a lemon-shaped lemonade stand.