Saturday, November 15, 2008

A Googie Roofline in White Center


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One more find of a cheerful, creative Seattle roofline for you. This scalloped portico's shape extends through to become the interior ceiling of this White Center neighborhood commercial building in West Seattle. Playing with geometry and repeats seems to have been a very popular commercial design feature in the 1950s and 1960s. Construction didn't seem to to be of superior quality, though, so if not well-maintained, they might rapidly deteriorate.

4 comments:

Laurie said...

What a playful, happy roof!

Jay said...

Great picture. But given the location, here's hoping you didn't get mugged while taking it...

Ann said...

Oh my, just get over yourself and the lame stereotypes and actually come to White Center. Or don't, and keep your ignorant opinions to yourself.

As for the actual photo, it is a lovely picture, taken on a lovely day.

Barbara Rahal said...

eh eh prety cool roof...I like the one below better.
hey Congrats on your CNN review, awesome photo selection. As usual Kim great !! Thanks for sharing always!