Tim Kiser's photos with the building façade

A 20c commercial building.

A 20c commercial building.
What in the hell is going on in there. I see where the bldg had a "New Life Worship Center" sign on it as recently as August 2011.

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In downtown Schenectady, New York, on August 29th, 2016, a building on west side of Clinton Street…
Added on December 10, 2016

Walking in a straight line toward a bldg's entryway canopy, perpendicularly to the bldg's façade.

Walking in a straight line toward a bldg's entryway canopy, perpendicularly to the bldg's façade.
After you finish taking pictures of the canopy, you can crash your car into the utility pole, using any of several available angles of approach.

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In downtown Miamisburg, Ohio, on April 4th, 2015, on the east side of South 1st Stre…
Added on December 22, 2015

A building of telephone switching equipment in Davenport, Iowa, looking about how you'd expect it to look.

A building of telephone switching equipment in Davenport, Iowa, looking about how you'd expect it to look.
"Oh!, another one of these," I said when I saw it.

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In downtown Davenport, Iowa, on April 12th, 2010, an AT&T building as viewed from the north side of West 5th Street, east of North Harrison Street.

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Libr…
Added on June 21, 2015

Modern large façade sculpture.

Modern large façade sculpture.
Most U.S. buildings of this general style haven't got giant sculptures attached to their fronts — especially in smaller cities such as Johnson City, Tennessee (seen here.) So this was unusual. It was good.

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In downtown Johnson Cit…
Added on August 13, 2015

Mailing and awning and hanging flowerbaskets and numerous tiles.

Mailing and awning and hanging flowerbaskets and numerous tiles.
Plus three small nonfireworks over there at the right.

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In downtown New Castle, Pennsylvania, on June 22nd, 2014, a building at the northeast corner of North Apple Way and East Washington Street.

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Library…
Added on December  7, 2014

"Do that concrete triangles thing to it."

"Do that concrete triangles thing to it."
Haha, this building was built in 1905.

There aren't very many people who want their buildings surfaced in concrete triangles, and it's funny that this building, of all buildings, would end up getting that treatment.

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In downtown…
Added on November  1, 2014

Come home to "Ventilations Towers" in Beaumont, Texas.

Come home to "Ventilations Towers" in Beaumont, Texas.
It is owned by the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, according to parcel data from the GIS office of the City of Beaumont, and presumably is filled with telephone switching equipment. I cannot find any evidence on the internet of the building having a…
Added on September  3, 2014

Resemblance of these to a pallet of large gray macaroni.

Resemblance of these to a pallet of large gray macaroni.
"That's a nice building back there, designed by a thoughtful architect commissioned by an admirable corporation," I said.

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In downtown Louisville, Kentucky, on March 1st, 2014, on the west side of South 4th Street, south of Guthri…
Added on August 21, 2014

Highly unusual façade.

Highly unusual façade.
I'm just not even going to start asking questions about this.

The changeable-letters sign says:
FRI BIG AL
SAT JAM

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In downtown Wellsburg, West Virginia, on December 26th, 2007, a building on the north side of 8th Street between…
Added on July 12, 2014

Façade of "CenturyLink" of Bristol, Tennessee.

Façade of "CenturyLink" of Bristol, Tennessee.
As part of its aggressive series of acquisitions of numerous companies in the U.S., "CenturyLink" inherited this old exemplar of the "U.S. Downtown 20th Century Telephone Company Building" style of architecture.

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In downtown Brist…
Added on June 27, 2014

Oldtime ways of living.

Oldtime ways of living.
Americans passionately detest this kind of stuff, and that's what accounts for the extended vacancy of this.

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In downtown Hagerstown, Maryland, on December 27th, 2009, a building on the north side of West Washington Street (U.S. 4…
Added on March 16, 2014

Façade idea for somebody's notion of a "first independence" in the form of a bank, of all things.

Façade idea for somebody's notion of a "first independence" in the form of a bank, of all things.
Plus a small bodybuilder on rollerblades, there at the right.

Is the independence supposed to be personal somehow, or what? Why do I always feel skeptical and suspicious, instead of hopeful.

This pic is from October 12th, 2013, and I noticed that First…
Added on February  2, 2014

Yellow appalachian storefront.

Yellow appalachian storefront.
In downtown Shawnee, Ohio, on December 22nd, 2010, on the north side of Main Street, west of 3rd Street.

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Library of Congress classification ideas:
NA6225 Storefronts—United States—Pictorial works.
HD257 Abandoned buildings—United…
Added on January 27, 2014

Wonderful aluminum surfaces on this interesting old building. I loved this!

Wonderful aluminum surfaces on this interesting old building.  I loved this!
In downtown Glouster, Ohio, on December 22nd, 2010, on the west side of High Street (Ohio Routes 13 and 78) opposite Republic Avenue.

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Library of Congress classification ideas:
NA6225 Storefronts—United States—Pictorial works.
TA6…
Added on December 15, 2013

"Vine Panels" public art idea for this Family Dollar façade.

"Vine Panels" public art idea for this Family Dollar façade.
This is an example of not every idea needing to be expensive when people are trying to think of projects.

This Family Dollar sometimes sells brands of snackfoods I've never even heard of!, but sometimes there are dusty- or gritty-feeling water spots on t…
Added on October 28, 2013

Three-story façade.

Three-story façade.
Look at the two colors of the coatings of industrial porcelain enamel that were applied to these steel panels for this design idea for this building.

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In downtown Huntington, West Virginia, on December 22nd, 2008, a building on t…
Added on October 16, 2013

Ornamental entry.

Ornamental entry.
The vertical stripes of protrusions were intended to provide visual "resting places" as your eyes scan the large expanse of façade.

The awning or canopy extends out past the sidewalk; this will be useful for keeping your VIPs out of the rain when you're…
Added on October  8, 2013

1961, plus some other year.

1961, plus some other year.
Put a year on the Kinder Care plastic awning too!, or at least an estimated range of years. Instead of presumptuously deciding for us which time periods we're supposed to be interested in learning the history of.

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In downtown St.…
Added on September 28, 2013