Welcome to my ongoing post of beautiful old architecture. If you know of wonderful old buildings with interesting architecture, post them here. I would love to see them and the only criteria is brick, stone or mortar and of course concrete but we are focusing on older buildings instead of the mega concrete structures of today with modern straight lines. The architectures of yesteryear would cost a fortune to replicate today so I share them to show their beauty that I feel we should appreciate. So, welcome to Amazing Stonework. Link up and share what you see.
Today’s post is a bit of this and a bit of that instead of a single building. Some buildings only have one little feature that sparks my interest so this is a shout out to the many building that showoff their minimal creativity. Some are intricate designs around a column, or a window or along the roof line. So enjoy these photos. All buildings(except 1) were built in the late 1800 era and have some of the same flavor as other building I have posted.
This building was not of the older era but they tried to mimic the architecture of that era. I thought this concrete casting quite interesting so I am including it in this “details” posting of interesting parts of buildings.
The is the corner monument is for the building for the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Davenport.
“The Fraternal Order of Eagles is an international non-profit organization uniting fraternally in the spirit of liberty, truth, justice, and equality, to make human life more desirable by lessening its ills and promoting peace, prosperity, gladness and hope.“
These are three different types of rooflines that I thought interesting enough to share here. I fully realize this is not everyone interest but this middle picture with its “ship port” type windows faces the Mississippi River for viewing or at least bringing in the light.
Watch towers and bell towers are prominent all along the river.
Then in closing is the tallest lookout tower but instead of the tower, I took pictures of the huge winged dragon type creatures that are on the four sides of the tower that sit on the top roof six floors high. The tower itself is another two or three floors high and this building was probably in the middle of the town when it was built.
This Amazing Stonework post is created for us to share the beauty of old buildings. As we all go through life, remember we are always building something – whether it be tangible or intangible and with each thing we build, let us build more bridges of kindness than walls of coldness.
ALWAYS BE KIND
2 thoughts on “Amazing Stonework, 9/28”
I love buildings like those, where they had some character to them and stone masonry was a craft and a danged good living (apparently). Now most buildings are featureless and uniform and frankly ugly. There was a house in the neighborhood where I was a baby that featured one of those sea port window/attic affairs on top of it. The man who built it was a retired sea captain and he dearly loved the place. It has a reputation now of being haunted by him, apparently one can smell a certain type of pipe tobacco and hear the creaking of a chair up in the attic, where he loved to sit. Now Salt Lake City is land-locked, so it’s a bit ironic that someone who sailed the oceans would build a house in the middle of a desert. But it takes all kinds! Thanks, Chris. Beautiful photos!
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I agree that today straight and plain architectures have lots that beauty of design. Living by the Mississippi, There are lots og those port type windows on older buildings and homes. Thanks for reading.
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