Friday, March 13, 2020

Architectural Vignette No.6

(Vitagraph Building - 17th & Wyandotte, KCMO - 1930)

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Anonymous NotClauswitz said...

That’s an interesting detail and use of brick and brick-color.

10:56 AM  
Blogger theirritablearchitect said...

I thought so too.

It's a amazing to think that there were still a bunch of skilled workers out there in such a time of turmoil and trouble, who cared enough to actually DO the hard stuff.

I can't get this kind of work into a budget any longer, simply because it costs too much to hire a mason to put up anything other than orthogonal masonry block walls, and those are usually only for creating fire rated walls around an egress stair.

The name of my game is cheaper and faster, unfortunately, and the results usually make me want to puke.

Oh well. I have a wealth of buildings at my disposal that I can gawk at all day, if desired, the city is covered with them, if I'm honest.

That reminds me, I should post something of the lost buildings in this same area; such a rich history too.

11:19 AM  

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