Thursday, January 03, 2008

Neat buildings

These buildings are located, east of downtown Wichita, at the intersection of Hillside and Douglas. Both are unique and pretty in their designs. Dockum was originally a drug store. Over time, other businesses have come and gone from the old building. Across the street is the Crown Uptown Dinner Theater offering a variety of song, dance, modeling, and theatrical shows. All live.

If this link works - it will take you to an article about the carthalite trim on the Dockum building and others areas in Wichita. carthalite
I'm curious to know - does your city have buildings with carthalite? According to the article it seems to be pretty uncommon.

8 comments:

Moi said...

they both are beautiful, Wendy and i love the light on the one facing us .Thanks for your kind words today on my blog......hopefully the rough times will pass through soon and till the time they are here, I'm glad i have blog friends like you.......:) take care!

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

No one puts that much work into buildings anymore. Sad.

Wanda said...

They are both beautiful buildings. I agree with Andrew, modern buildings just don't have that kind of character.

BTW Thanks for the compliment on my post...Martha's sister...only in my dreams.

Isadora said...

Beautifully decorated building. Beauty is timeless :)

Annie said...

I' ve never heard of Carthalite before. Surely this would be something I'd have seen but not recognized in buildings in northern Oklahoma, where I spent much time. That's not so far from Wichita.

These buildings are attractive, aren't they.

photowannabe said...

I haven't seen anything like that. Its quite lovely. I hope its preserved.

Dan said...

Wendy,

I haven't seen this on the buildings in the historic, downtown area of McKinney. But, now that you pointed this out, I will be looking more closely.

Kate said...

Good! Now I have something new to look for. The buildings are enhanced by the carthalite trim.