Wednesday, January 18, 2012
ABC Wednesday: A is for Architecture
In celebration of the first week of a new round of ABC Wednesday, here are some lovely Architectural details on a few historic homes and buildings here in Sheridan that I photographed recently...
Now an attorney's office, this was originally one of Sheridan's first banks, built in 1894. You can still make out the faded (or was there a feeble attempt to erase it?) lettering on top that says Bank of Commerce...
A closeup of some of the old bank building's Beaux Arts details...
Regular readers of my blog may recall my referring to Trail End (aka Kendrick Mansion), just a short and lovely hike up the hill from our cottage, in past posts. Constructed during the years 1908-1913, the exterior was built in the Flemish Revival style with Neoclassical details. Threatened in 1968 with being torn down to make space for condominiums (!!!), it was rescued by the Sheridan County Historical Society with donations and loans. Now an authentically furnished and decorated museum on four beautiful acres, all under the care of the Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources, here's the front of the grand dame in all her glory...
Click here for more history and photos of the home & grounds
And here are some of her architectural details, set off against a perfect January sky...
I'm sure a block of circa 1968 condos would have been a thing of beauty too (<-- withering sarcasm), but notice, just for instance, how the top of the downspout was made to match the dental molding just above it...
One of Kendrick Mansion's Neoclassical details, the scrolled capital of an Ionic column...
I've always admired this unusual dormer on one of Sheridan's stately homes on historic "Residence Hill"...
(Click here to see the rest of the house)
The lovely Victorian details on another stately old Sheridan home, this one built in 1895 on over an acre by the creek just a few blocks from downtown...
This home happens to currently be on the market,
so you can see more photos of it, inside and out, here!
And be sure to visit ABC Wednesday,
to Applaud Another Auspicious Alternation of ABCs! :-)
- INFERNO ~ Dan Brown
- MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD & EVIL ~ John Berendt
- MY NOTORIOUS LIFE: A NOVEL ~ Kate Manning
- ONE SUMMER: AMERICA, 1927 ~ Bill Bryson
- QUIET: THE POWER OF INTROVERTS IN A WORLD THAT CAN'T STOP TALKING ~ Susan Cain
- THE BEAUTIFUL CIGAR GIRL ~ Daniel Stashower
- THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY ~ Erik Larson
- THE SHADOWS, KITH AND KIN ~ Joe R. Lansdale
- THE TIPPING POINT ~ Malcolm Gladwell
There is still strong in our society the belief
that animals and the natural world have value
only insofar as they can be converted into revenue.
That nature is a commodity.
And that the American dream is one of unlimited consumption.
There are many of us, on the other hand,
who believe that animals and the natural world
have value by virtue of being alive.
That Nature is a community to which we belong
and to which we owe our lives.
And that the deeper American dream is one of unlimited compassion.
~John Robbins, "The Food Revolution"