Thursday, September 6, 2012

Days Gone By


 Built in 1927, the Florentine Building on 21st Street north downtown, is begging for someone to save her!   There are a  few shops on the ground level,  but the second floor, which was once a ballroom,  is in serious disrepair.  The beautiful terra cotta  architectural details ,  are still intact for the most part due to the fine craftmanship. This lantern is as pretty as those I've seen in Paris.  This building is an historic treasure for the city.  Hopefully investors will save it before it's too late.

10 comments:

James Wei said...

The art work on the walls look exquisite and beautiful.

Meghan said...

What beautiful details.

Cathy Hudspeth said...

I'm with you - somebody PLEASE save this beautiful building!

Daryl said...

i hope so too

FancyHorse said...

Oh, I hope so, too! I've always liked that building, very beautiful and classy.

LOLfromPasa said...

What a stunning photograph of a beautiful lamp.

W. Latane Barton said...

So sad that buildings with such architectural interest are falling to ruin. I hope she can be saved.

Marie said...

It's lovely...I definitely agree! More of our wonderful old buildings need to be saved!

Eeyore said...

I hope someone saves many of these old (by American standards)buildings. It's a shame to let them crumble.

Oh, and I LOVE your new banner photo!

William Kendall said...

It certainly looks worth saving.