Thursday, December 10, 2009


I've already blogged about this building, an old truck garage at Warren Street between Lincoln Park and Arch Street. For a utilitarian structure, it has a sort of grim elegance...and I love the star-shape of the wall supports on either side. I've seen decorative wall supports before, usually on very old houses. But these are the first stars I've seen and they're a charming touch on a very simple building.

1 comment:

  1. Down south, I would think that the star was a piece covering a earthquake bolt. In Charleston, SC, you see buildings that had long steel bolts to tighten buildings loosened by earthquakes....there was a big on in the 1880's.