If you have been following along you know that there have been few, if any, examples of slick-tech architecture i.e. steel and glass.
Rather in the smaller Midwest communities the building materials are wood, bricks and mortar. These materials are very hands-on, time consuming and require a craft skill. With this in mind, careful thought goes into design details.
In traveling within the area, it is always a joy to discover yet another well cared for architectural example. However, every now and then, come across the opposite.
A closer inspection revels attention to details in the use of design and choice of brick. By extending a few bricks in a simple pattern, a brick face breaks away from a flat surface and achieves a 3-D feeling.
It is sad to come across a structure that was and now is not.