At first glance, this mid-20th century storefront seems to be just that; mid-20th century. A look above the metal canopy shows a Victorian storefront of limestone which has been painted. The replacement windows are not very compatible with the surrounding historic masonry.
A look through the plate glass of the display windows reveals the original cast iron columns – with a beautiful rope motif – still performing a structural function. The columns, which were meant to receive the original display windows, have been painted an innocuous beige to downplay their existence.