Monday, September 7, 2009
I'm often impressed by how some older utilitarian buildings were designed with such interesting style or intricate details, regardless of their original mundane purpose.
This old brick structure is one of them. It's not elegant, nor does it have finely-molded accents. But it has a certain eye-catching style of its own with its symmetrical steep buttresses and arched window openings.
Something about the stark design and massive size of this former truck garage gives it a very ancient feel...like something rising on the edge of the desert many millennia ago.
Located just east of Lincoln Park on Arch Street, the building appears to be vacant now. Certainly, the modern windows and doors between the buttresses are dark and many are shattered. Glimpses of odds and ends in storage can be seen here and there...I caught site of a Krispy Kreme sign lurking in the shadows.
But, while there's something lonely and desolate, my over-active imagination finds many ways to revive the space...