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Onion Domes And Other Magnificent Architecture

 
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Posted 07/03/2022   11:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add GregAlex to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Today I noticed another unintentional sub-collection that was spread out among my other cards: Interesting architecture. I'm a sucker for Beaux Arts and Victorian gingerbread, and have picked up cards just because they looked neat. Fine architecture used to show up in unusual places -- including pumping stations and fish hatcheries. Here is a batch I sifted out.











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Posted 07/04/2022   5:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add RXC to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Great stuff. Your fourth card shows "Saltair" near Salt Lake City, whose fortunes rose and fell along with the water level in Great Salt Lake. There were a few successors to this "pleasure dome" one of which still stands.

Thanks for sharing them.
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Posted 07/05/2022   5:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Saltair Pavilion has long fascinated me. The original building burned in 1925, but there have been two pavilions since then. I think the one still standing that you referred to would be Saltair III. Here's another view of the original.

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Posted 07/07/2022   11:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I dug up some more...











This last building still exists in Beverly Hills! It was carefully moved from Culver City in the 1930s. It's now known as the Spadena House at the corner of Carmelita Dr. and Walden Ave. I used to drive past it when I lived in L.A. and it always brought a smile.
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Posted 08/03/2022   9:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
And let's not forget interior architecture. Hotel lobbies were often showcases for ornamentation.

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