Weird World of Deborama #1— Ice Houses

Ice house in Florence Italy. The Southern US ones were not this fancy. By I, Sailko, CC BY 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2823200

The things I find on the internet! I found this while researching my upcoming Southside Pride article. This is from Wikipedia.

Southern Ice Houses — In Texas, former ice houses are a cultural tradition. Ice merchants diversified to sell groceries and cold beer, serving as early convenience stores and local gathering places. The widespread 7-Eleven chain of convenience stores in the U.S., first…