Where is the ski jump?
I think every town in America had a building built on a street corner with the building corner cut at the intersection for the door. Must have been very popular construction for the time period. My home town has one or two like that.
Dennis - Yes, at least one building right "downtown" with the corner cut off at a 45 deg. angle, and at least one, two or three story building on another corner with one of those 1890's or "turn-of-the-century" towers or "turrets" or whatever you call them. You know, with the curved window glass and and a view down one "east-west" street and the other view down a "north-south" street, and an upside-down cone shaped pointed roof. I always like to imagine what a great spot that would be to sit and have morning coffee and watch the town wake up!
Proper architectural nomenclature defines a tower as carrying it's
profile all the way to ground level. A turret would cantilever out at an
above ground level, usually a second floor or higher. Otherwise, they
are pretty much the same idea. "Caps" can be anything from "witch's
hats" to onion domes to square, wedged or pretty much anything the
architect could dream up ! It WAS the era of unrestrained ornamentation
and whimsical design. My shop will be a nice example. Here's the entry
glass, set in their holes:
Well,....thanks Burger! I'm kinda' surprised,....I sorta' "subconsciously" or maybe more like "accidentally" used the right couple terms, but didn't quite know how (or why) to use them! Thanks to you,....now I do! Actually then, I guess what I really had in mind then was the old buildings with the "turrets". Anyway,...I think they're neat!
It looks like the church steeple is missing down the street.
While we're on the topic of stained glass...
Here's one of the windows in my "Castle", built in 1890.
Great glass, Michael. My most recent window acquisition
came out of Detroit. A lot of building done there at "the right
Harold, ... happy to 'splain. I like that stuff so much, my
new place is built to look as if it went up in 1885.
Why did they remove those wonderful street lamps?
Herb, I see a lot of missing church steeples in small towns. They're always the tallest building and lightning takes them out.
I think weather and rot usually get's them as they are usually hard to axces? Bud.
Question: "Why did they remove those wonderful street lamps?"
Answer: Because our culture is stupid and lazy, preferring to trash
what is historic, cool, and has character and replace it with yuck.