Little Falls: it’s not near Great Falls.
One hell of a Romanesque County Seat Courthouse:
You can't see the additions here, and perhaps that's just as well.
The two worst years to add anything to a building from this era.
I’m torn. On one hand, that’s not original, and the windows look off-putting . . .
On the other hand, they did use polychrome stone in the old days, and it’s certainly better than having its brickwork scraped off or hidden. Still needs a sandblasting, though.
Three buildings? One?
W. Tonn, 1895. History:
The crisp sophistication of the late 60s . . .
. . . is nowhere on display.
I don’t know if this was built in two stages or one.
What seems clear: the bottom floor had a different type of window, suffered modernization, and was re-rehabbed to make the ground floor fit in again with the rest of the building. Doesn’t entirely work, but it's better than a long Buckaroo Revival shingled awning (Shudder)
All I can say is . . .
How now, brown town:
"We'll let them look halfway out the second floor, but third floor? Forget it."
The rare sign of an old chain: you don’t see many Rexall ghost ads.
The building next door was obviously added to the picture by computer animation.
A beautiful restoration, or perhaps it was never covered up in the first place:
You know what the building on the corner was, don't you? Without peering at the carving?
And you know what this one is.
Obligatory 60s / 70s downtown-ruining bad bank.
Ahhh. Come on in - for popcorn, you say? I could be convinced.
Marquees like this made a town proud. They made your town your town.