Sunday, October 31, 2010

Commercial Buildings - Temple, Georgia

Johnson Street - This series of commercial structures sits on Johnson Street in Temple, Georgia.  They were in varied states of decay.  The building on the far right was the most interesting as it was slowly being reclaimed by nature.  The roof was mostly gone and the vegetation was taking over the interior of the building.










Saturday, October 30, 2010

Florida Citrus Showcase - Winter Haven, Florida

100 Cypress Gardens Boulevard SW - More commonly called the Orange Dome (for obvious reasons), the 1961 Florida Citrus Showcase building is destined for the wrecking ball.  For years the dome and surrounding land was home of the Citrus Festival but that's long gone and the building sees little use and is not really adaptable for any other purposes.  For a number of years the dome was repainted as a baseball since spring training for a couple of teams took place at the stadium behind the dome.  The News Chief had a recent article on the redevelopment of this property.


Friday, October 29, 2010

Prosecuting Attorney - Greenfield Indiana

27 American Legion Place - Another beautiful building that could stand in very nicely for a haunted house looming on the hill.  Something about the cupola seems odd to me, like that it somehow doesn't match.  It doesn't seem as detailed as other parts of the building.  Perhaps it was replaced at some point.


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Commercial - Louisville, Kentucky

620-624 West Main Street - A series of commercial buildings.



Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Commercial - Winter Haven, Florida

3rd Street SW - This building has some nice deco elements that I never noticed until recently.  Perhaps it didn't always look this way.  It seems odd to me that probably walked or drove past it a thousand times and never noticed.



Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Outpost Restaurant - Fairmount, Indiana

9060 SE 00 W - I liked the sign post with its cutouts.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Office and Commercial Building - Winter Haven, Florida

314 West Central Avenue - A nice office and commercial structure possibly dating from 1930.  My friends and I were loaned an office here for the day back in the early 90's to do some filming for a project.  Being the tallest building on the block, the offices get a lot of really good light.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Carnegie Library - Eatonton, Ga

309 North Madison Avenue - Eatonton's Carnegie Library retains its original building with additions located behind.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Boy Scouts Lodge - Winter Haven, Florida

708 7th Street NW - I spent plenty of time in this building as a kid.  As I recall it is just as appropriately rustic on the interior as it is outside.


Thursday, October 21, 2010

Commercial - Columbus, Indiana

548 Washington Street - A well preserved building in a town known as an architectural mecca.  Unfortunately we got there pretty late in the day and I had no idea how many wonderful buildings there were right up to modern structures by famous architects so I didn't get to do very much.  I guess that means I'll have to make a return trip someday.




Sunday, October 17, 2010

Saturday, October 16, 2010

West Theater - Cedartown, Georgia

112 West Avenue - Beautiful 1941 theater.









Thursday, October 14, 2010

Norwood Bowl - Alexandria, Indiana

121 Grant Street - As you can tell by the pictures, the dramatic entrance to this building is what caused me to swerve off the road.



Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Old Jailhouse Museum - Albion, Indiana

West Main Street - Much like the jailhouse post from a couple of days ago, it's hard to believe that a structure this beautiful was erected for the purpose of housing criminals.




Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Sands Motel - Gainesville, Florida

US441 - Lots of great motel signs along 441.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Whitley County Jail - Columbia City, Indiana

101 West Market Street - Set up as a haunted house for Halloween when I took these pictures this last week.  For more information on this 1875 structure check this out.





Sunday, October 10, 2010

Commercial - Sonora, Kentucky

Main Street - This building doesn't actually front on Main Street.  The side of the building pictured fronts on an alley running behing the Main Street buildings.  The opposite side of this structure fronts on the railroad tracks and seemed to have a similar facade.