Monday, February 28, 2011

Botanical Building - San Diego, California

Balboa Park - Built for the 1915 Panama-California Exposition.

Taken in October 2007.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Max Factor - Hollywood, California

1660 Highland Avenue - Remodeled to its current look in 1935 by S. Charles Lee, the Max Factor building's glamorous Regence Moderne Art Deco facade still enchants.  The facade was replicated at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Florida as The Fashion Spot.

Friday, February 25, 2011

The Kids Shop - Shelbyville, Indiana

31 Public Square - Like a castle.  Fantastic!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Seneca Hotel - Columbus, Ohio

361 East Broad Street - Designed by Frank L. Packard this Renaissance Revival hotel opened in 1917.  It has recently been converted into apartments.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Baine Building - Hollywood, California

6601 Hollywood Boulevard - Circa 1925, this Spanish Colonial Revival building was designed by Gogerty and Weyl this is one of many Hollywood buildings recreated at Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World.  See the replica, Mickey's of Hollywood, on my other blog.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Old Polk County Courthouse - Bartow, Florida

100 East Main Street - Built in 1909 and designed by EC Hosford.  Some new pictures of courthouse.  Polk County is celebrating its 150th birthday so during a visit to the museum last weekend I snapped a couple of pictures inside the building.

Imperial Polk County emblem.


Courtroom ceiling

Rotunda ceiling

Rotunda wall and ceiling

Second floor rotunda

Rotunda, second floor looking down to first

Beautiful mosaic tile rotunda floor.


Mosaic tile floor outside the front entrance.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Emile E. Watson-Benjamine Fine Administration Building - Lakeland, Florida Part One

Florida Southern College - Completed in 1948, these are my favorite buildings on the Florida Southern campus.  Every step and every turn reveal new shapes and intriguing vistas.  The transitions from confined to open spaces, the integration of the esplanades and the oasis of the secluded courtyard with pool and fountain offer a soothing respite from the hectic world (and the Water Dome is right next door).

View from down the steps from the Water Dome.

Similar shot but with the Water Dome on right.

Esplanade leading in from the Buckner Building (originally the E.T Roux Library).