Monday, January 07, 2008

Pioneer Place Restored Pergola

B&W Pergola

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Although a truck driver took out the original in an unfortunate turn a few years ago, the cast iron and glass pergola that sheltered generations of public transportation riders from rain was completely restored and reinstalled. It sits atop what was once thought to be the largest and most elegant below-ground public restroom in the USA, a marvel in 1909. Four of the pergola's ornate columns served as vents for this sanitary public "comfort station," which was closed permanently in the late 1940s.


Jana said...

Beautiful photo!

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Kim said...

Thanks Jana!

Episcopollyanna said...

Great shot! I love the angle, capturing all the twists and turns.