Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Goody's Kodak - Atlanta, Georgia

300 Ponce de Leon Avenue - Vacant and for sale, the building isn't really anything special but the vintage graphics and sign sure are great.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Old Deaf School - Columbus, Ohio

400 East Town Street - The Old Deaf School sits at the edge of Old Deaf School Park behind the main branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library in downtown Columbus. The building was designed by the firm Richards, McCarty & Bulford and completed in 1899. It was the last building to be added to the Old Deaf School and is the only remaining building after the others burnt to the ground in the 1980's. The rest of the property was developed into a park.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Jullian Medical Building - Hollywood, California

6382 Hollywood Boulevard - Originally the Owl Drug Company and now the Jullian Medical building, this structure was built between 1932 and 1934 (varying sources had varying dates). The building was designed by Morgan, Walls, and Clements in a beautiful Streamline Moderne style. There is a lot of wear on the facade of this building. The facade was replicated in 1989 for the Disney-MGM Studios at Walt Disney World in Florida. Catch a glimpse of the reproduction here

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Lamar Lewis Shoes - Athens, Georgia

131 East Clayton Street - A simple shoe store in downtown Athens, this facade presents a bold modern pattern. The entire store is almost frozen in time. Glancing in through the glass doors past the display windows, many things appear just as they must have in the 1960's.

Store name inlaid in terrazo at the entrance.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Immaculate Conception Church - San Diego, California

2540 San Diego Avenue - This Mission style church is in the Old Town section of San Diego. The church opened for worship on July 22, 1917 and was dedicated on July 16, 1919. The church has been in continuous operation since that time. For a complete history visit their website at

Bell Tower.

Side door.

County Administration Building - San Diego, California

1600 Pacific Highway - This photo is actually taken from the other side of the building (North Harbour Drive) as we breezed by on a trolley tour. The building was designed in a Spanish Revival style with a Beaux Arts influence. The head architect was Samuel Hamill. The structure was partially funded by the federal government through the WPA. The building was dedicated on July 16, 1938 by President Roosevelt five months before the building was completed. The opening ceremonies were held on December 23, 1938.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Sculpture - Atlanta, Georgia

231 Peachtree Street NE - I know, not technically a building but so what. This sculpture is outside the Mall at Peachtree Center. I thought it was interesting, especially in silhouette against the sky framed by the office buildings on either side.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Stockman House - Mason City, Iowa

530 1st Street NE - The Stockman House was built in 1908. It was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. For more information visit their website

Photos by Michelle Hoveland

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Strand Theater - Kendallville, Indiana

221 South Main Street - The Strand Theater opened in 1890 as the Spencer Opera House and has undergone many renovations and name changes over the years. According to their website,, the current facade was added in 1950.

Monday, September 21, 2009

The Bootery - Atlanta, Georgia

81 Peachtree Street SW - I love the Vitrolite glass on the facade of this building. But the best thing about this building is the signage. From the condition of the signs I would assume that they don't function anymore.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Lincoln Memorial - Washington DC

We visited Washington DC in July of 2006. I don't really have very many pictures from the trip (at least not compared to how many I usually take). I can only assume it's becuase I did not yet have the mega-sized memory cards that I have today. As a result, there aren't any detailed pictures, just these two general shots.

Construction began on the Lincoln Memorial in February 1914 and was completed in 1922. The structure was designed by architect Henry Bacon. The statue was designed by Daniel Chester French and carved by the Piccirilli Brothers of New York. For more information visit

Thursday, September 17, 2009

City Hall - Auburndale, Florida

Auburndale City Hall was built in 1927.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Glenbrow - Columbus, Ohio part 3

This is the final bunch of pictures of the house. Before I moved away from Columbus I had hoped to go back and get some more but simply ran out of time. The house sort of zig-zags along the ravine and I never made it to the other end of the house. As you will note below, the house sits below the lawn so very little of it is visible from the yard. I wish I could have seen this house in its prime. It is an incredible structure in an idyllic setting, it just needs a lot of love.

Cantilever planter or balcony.

Front door.

View of the house from the pond.

View of the house from the pond.

Patio near door.

View of house.


Steps from patio to lawn.


Ravine side of house.

Ravine side of house.

Lawn and terraced area near pond.

Walkway leading around house.