Saturday, February 26, 2011

The Sparta Building Columns

Just a short post to let you see that we've struck "Ionic" at the Sparta Building project in downtown Medford.  The contractors have removed the stucco/brick work that has encased these features for more than five decades.  I am told that there is a severe case of whiplash as people driving by the project gawk.  Hard to believe they ever covered them, isn't it?

All the cool stained fir beadboard, hidden above three layers of ceiling, was a nice surprise too.  We'll keep almost all of it as part of the new storefront system.  Now we just have to restore the capitals of the columns.  Thank goodness for W. F. Norman!

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