Originally Posted by george
A not so reasonably good image of the old Arcade Building
Thanks. (Interesting that the publication is including a 1913 building in a "turn of the century" collection.) One supposes the people who designed the fritted glass have some very clear originals they are going off of, so they must at least exist somewhere.
Don't want to go OT, but I'd never thought of this until now: When did the ubiquitous awning disappear from downtown skyscrapers? Did it have to do with aesthetics and/or natural light? Was it the ascendance of the motorcar, eliminating the need to keep horses (and saddle, and dude tending to the horses, and the bag of feed) dry from rain?