Miscellaneous eye candy! It’s been a while since I posted random images from a road trip, so it’s high time for me to do so:
Lion’s head escutcheons decorate large eye bolts which undoubtedly once held chain to support a sidewalk canopy. A newer canopy, still in use, made them obsolete. The corner escutcheon was cut and soldered to create its shape.
Ornamental concrete block was used to create a type of cornice with a hexagonal pattern on this 1960’s fire station.
Metal siding, of random profiles and colors, are combined with rock veneer and steel roofing. The gable shows the house to have been built as an example of Folk Victorian.
A stunningly beautiful bell tower graces a late Art Deco church built in 1947.
A disused sign leans against a building adjacent to a parking lot.
A storefront remodeled in the 1970’s retains its oak slatwall and oh-so-mod ceiling light fixture.
Tires rest on an elevated concrete slab between two masonry walls.
A former dormer window is shrouded in vinyl above three small staircase windows on the side of a late Victorian-era house.
An exquisite bronze entry lockset styled in the Egyptian Revival manner graces the door to a Masonic lodge.
Here is the same hardware as seen in a 1929 Yale catalog. The knobs, apparently, were mix ‘n match! Image courtesy archive.org.
Playful openings in a pink concrete block screen wall – along with jaunty angles found in the carport and concrete sign base (foreground) enliven this 1960’s motel.