Being a parking lot owner must be hard. There are the obvious issues- security, maintenance, advertising and taxes. And the more complex issues- those pesky urban preservationists who have valid-but-annoying reasons that the historic building shouldn't be knocked down to pave your crappy parking lot. And the antitrust collusion inquiries by states' attorneys general. Finally, can you find an attendant who won't sell crack from the booth? (see article here)
Assume you have all of those issues under control with your parking lot. Let's say you really want your parking lot to look classy so you add a touch of 1880's Second Empire Victorian. A mansard parking lot! This photo is located in Alameda, California and courtesy of reader Paul at Vanishingstl.