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Sunday, November 3, 2013

Going Back





On street corners all over downtown there is art like this.  The building in the background is the old high school.  It has new life as the Washington Pavilion - more about that below.



A foggy, wet day for a walk.  How did I miss all this majesty when I was growing up?


The Carnegie Library now houses government offices.  The building has a rounded backside.  




Window Detail


My dad's alma mater, I can imagine him going through these doors.  The high school building is in use today as an art gallery, orchestra hall and a science center with an IMAX Theatre


A downtown fire station, historical markers tell about the time Teddy Roosevelt came to town to campaign.  There's a tower on the other side - wonder what that was used for?




The Pettigrew Museum



The museum entrance - petrified wood


One of the many Quartzite stairways at Terrace Park.

The rock used for these buildings is native Sioux Quartzite.  I took all this extraordinary architecture in my hometown for granted growing up.  Now, I am proud of this city's historical preservation of these landmark buildings.  Even on a gray day their beauty shines through.









4 comments:

Joanne said...

Thanks so much for the beautiful tour! Lovely photos.

Kirsten Skiles said...

Beautiful

annie said...

yes, a lovely tour indeed. i love that old high school where grampa went. what interesting buildings and history.

Dawn said...

An extraordinary reminder to look at our everyday surroundings from a different perspective. Though I can't imagine using this beautiful stone as an aggregate in concrete(!).