Monday, March 14, 2011

Fashionable History

I noticed the facade of this building and tried to do some research on it. All I could find was ...

Temple of Fashion
Built in 1894 by Mrs. E. Weis, a milliner (hatmaker), after two of her rented stores were destroyed by fires.


 
 
 
 
 

24 comments:

Snappy Di said...

That's some fancy and good looking brick work! Great shots and hope at some time you can locate more information on the bldg.

DI

Lucy the Cat said...

What a beautiful building. Hat making must have been fairly lucrative. Well, it seemed as everyone wore hats then, men and women. I love the colors of this building and the lighting. I love old buildings and old building signs.

Leora said...

Good for her, going for the gusto! I love this old architecture.

Kim, USA said...

Love the intricate design of this building too. And love the name too ^_^ Happy Tuesday!
Ruby Tuesday

Naturedigital said...

A beautiful building.
Great shots.
Costas

Lola said...

Love old architecture too!

Happy RT!

XOXO Lola:)

Daryl said...

Conservative or Orthodox?

ladyfi said...

What a gorgeous blue sky... lovely shots.

Carletta said...

Love the colors against your gorgeous sky!
You really captured the intricate details in your photos.
The building has been well taken care of to have been built back that long ago. Wouldn't Mrs. Weis be proud it was still standing!

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous!

Rock Collection for Ruby Tuesday. Have a great Tuesday!

Mel Cole said...

Interesting art in that building. I like it. :) My Ruby Tuesday

Mama Zen said...

What a cool building!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That is one beautiful building Di. It seems like such an iconic building there should be the history of it written down somewhere. But that kind of info seems to disappear over time.

Kerry said...

Temple of Fashion? I love that! Beautiful shots of an interesting building for sure.

Luna Miranda said...

the facade is beautiful. fine brick work, too.

Midweek Blues

Jim said...

Nice building Dianne. They did things pretty back in the earlier days.
I wonder what the building is used for now?
..

jeannette said...

Sharp colors with a renaissance period of architecture -you can't go wrong:)

Greyscale Territory said...

A fascinating facade! Beautiful, creative detail in the brickwork!

Woody said...

What a cool building! Amazing details that give great shadows. 'Temple of Fashion' sounds so hip.

jabblog said...

It's a grand building for a millinery business - or perhaps it's a museum. I love the details you've highlighted in your photos.

Ron said...

OMG Dianne, the vibrant colors and various textures in these photos blow me away! I wanna reach out and touch it!

Faaaaaaaabulous building!

What kind of camera do you use?

EG Wow said...

Nice brickwork! I love the golden bricks.

Rebecca said...

Now that is interesting. A temple of fashion for all the 'fashionistas' out there.

Marion Williams-Bennett said...

Such lines and beautiful curves - I think a pilgrimage is needed to the Temple of Fashion!