Saturday, March 07, 2009

Deco Terra Cotta Icing

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The beautiful terra cotta at the top of the old 1933 Federal Office Building reminds me of icing dripping down the sides of a tiered cake. This gorgeous brick 9 story building takes up a city block bounded by 1st Avene, Western Avenue, Marion Street, and Madison Street. I love seeing it from the water, still as impressive today as it was when it first graced the much lower city skyline. So, anyone else doing their federal income taxes this weekend? :-)


cieldequimper said...

I love this building, you're right, it looks fantastic from the water!

Shell Sherree said...

Kim, what a pretty building. Your description is apt as always!

Virginia said...

It does look like icing!! Gorgeous old building .

Shawn said...

That is one of my favorite buildings downtown. I never thought of it as icing before, but I will now! :)