Tag Archives: Terracotta

On The Street…Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA

Acanthus Bunch and Floral Medalion

Acanthus Bunch and Floral Medallion

Terracotta Facade

Terracotta Facade

Simple Attractive Fire Escape

Simple Attractive Fire Escape

Entry Way with Pediment and Keystone

Entryway with Pediment and Keystone

Interesting Figurative Art Work

Interesting Figurative Art Work

I am quite a fan of terracotta facades on buildings. I noticed this attractive building, and apparently someone else likes this building also! Someone has glued a number of these small figurative sculptures at  different locations on the building. Is it an art piece or perhaps an homage to the beauty of terracotta? Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA,USA, Neo Classical 1925

On The Street…First Hill, Seattle, WA

Roman Catholic Archbiship's Residence

Roman Catholic Archbishop’s Residence

Built in 1902 for W.D.Hoflus, the head of a firm that supplied structural steel.  Purchased by the Catholic Church in 1920 for Bishop O’Dea after his home was lost to fire. Note the copper roof, terra-cotta porch and veranda, dormers and Juliet balcony. First Hill, Seattle, WA, USA, Italianate Gothic 1902