Saturday, September 12, 2009
If Walls Could Talk
I am so intrigued by this building that I stopped one day to take pictures so that I could save the images forever. It has obviously been closed for a long time.
The windows must have been beautiful, considering their size. They have been boarded over, and the boards have been painted as to imitate the windows. I tried to imagine an evening with lights shining through the original glass.
There is still evidence of its grandeur with details in the columns topped with acanthus leaves that flank the windows, the railing and spindles across the top, and scrollwork near the arches on the facade.
It certainly draws my attention on this city block.
Wouldn't it be ideal as a theater, for plays or maybe the opera?