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Old Posted Dec 30, 2010, 4:06 AM
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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality View Post
A 6 x 8 glass negative on ebay for the next 5 days.



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Below: Details from the above glass negative.





I believe the precise and specific architectural/historical term would be bitchin'. We're on top of the Palace Hotel, at the 317 S Olive. Beneath us is the Ems, but we're looking over that, and the railing we see below is this nifty turreted structure at 327 (which disappeared in the 40s). Below that is 331 which was gone by '22. Then usual suspects the Fremont, the Trenton, then counter clockwise up Olive from 5th, love the backside of the Auditorium, and note the 'lil Mission-style Munn, which was eaten up by the subway terminal project. The Wales up the street.

Nice shot, top, of the 1906 John C. Austin/Frederick G. Brown Wright & Callender Bldg. Riding up 4th into Bunker Hill, it was a height-limit office building whose wood was mahogany, its halls marble, its floors mosaic, its offices ten feet in height and its whole lower story, twenty, with floor-to-ceiling marble; its French Renaissance fa├žade in cream-colored Roman pressed brick, dressed stone and cream-colored terra cotta. I can see why they'd replace it with a three-story concrete parking structure.
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