Thursday, September 30, 2010

Hellas Restaurant - Tarpon Springs, Florida

785 Dodecanese Boulevard - A great sign for Hellas Restaraunt.  We stopped and had dessert here.  It was fantastic.  Check themo out

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sunset Motel - Lakeland, Florida

2301 Old Tampa Highway - Another great motel sign.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Commercial - Rome, Georgia

229-231 Broad Street - I enjoy the building on the right (231) and its resemblance to a castle.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

McDonald's - Winter Haven, Florida

6th Street - Great old McDonald's sign.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Detail - Winter Park, Florida

130 North Park Avenue - A nice little rail on a second floor window.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Commercial Building - Los Angeles, California

1610 West 7th Street - Several nice details on this building but the only one I took a detail picture of was the  band of relief running around the upper part of the structure.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Police Department - Bushnell, Florida

219 North Market Street - Another great screen, this on on the front of the Bushnell Police Department.  By far the most remarkable thing about the building.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Saharan Motor Lodge - Los Angeles, California

7212 West Sunset Boulevard - Another great sign in the daytime and at night.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

San Antonio Citizens Federal Credit Union - Dade City, Florida

37925 Church Street - I've seen this particular pattern many times in block walls, screens and on furniture, but I'd never seen it in such a large scale.  The walkway that surrounds the building is sort of cantilevered off of the structure much like the overhang.  You can't see it in the first picture because of the bushes but it is visible in the last picture. 

Monday, September 20, 2010

Ritz Theatre - Thomaston, Georgia

114 South Church Street - Nice tile design on the theater facade.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Commercial - Bartow, Florida

1135 Spessard Holland Parkway (US17) - A nice little streamline building.  I especially love the little tower like thing that I assume is a chimney or vent of some kind.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

The Fair - Sylvester, Georgia

111 Front Street - Building, not extraordinary.  Sign, pretty cool.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Shell Factory - North Fort Myers, Florida

2787 North Tamiami Trail - Until a recent visit with my grandmother I don't think I'd been to the Shell Factory since like 1980 or something.  I was not committed to stopping but once I saw the sign, I took it as a SIGN.  Other than the sign there wasn't anything interesting architecturally.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Magic Minute Car Wash - Los Angeles, California

1901 West Manchester Boulevard - Sometimes you just need to find a structure that you can use if you want to make giant kabobs and I think this one might fit the bill.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Fab Mod - Fort Meade, Florida

US17 - Another interesting mod building which has a lot of similar characteristics to the one posted yesterday from Zolfo Springs.  I couldn't get off the road fast enough to photograph the fantastic round canopies covering the walkway.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Industrial - Zolfo Springs, Florida

116 6th Street - An interesting little mod building in what seems like the middle of nowhere.  I'm looks like it could be some kind of communications substation or something.  Anyway, neato!

Monday, September 13, 2010

House - Louisville, Kentucky

2519 Cherokee Parkway - Somewhere under all that ivy is a house.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Florida Anglers Resort - Leesburg, Florida

32311 Angler's Avenue - Another fun sign.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Ohio Theatre - Columbus, Ohio Part Two

55 East State Street - Here are some interior shots of the Ohio Theatre.  Some interior photos by Taylor Gentle.

I believe these first three pictures are all from the ladies' lounge.

Lobby and chandeliers.

Proscenium arch and ceiling above.

Two shots of the ceiling in the auditorium.

The pre-show includes great organ favorites.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Ohio Theatre - Columbus, Ohio Part One

55 East State Street - Originally part of the Loews theater chain, the Ohio Theatre opened in 1928.  It was designed by Thomas W. Lamb.

Ceiling under the marquee.

Floor behind the box office.

Ceiling behind the box office.

Box office.