Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Yellow Building, 2600 Block of Washington Avenue

Renovated by McGowan Walsh into condos, the stretch of brightly colored buildings on Washington have become a minor landmark.Covered with paint for decades, the cleaning revealed the bright yellow terracotta lying underneath.Many of the original windows survive, and they have been painted a complimentary black.Original windows can be inspected right on ground level.Here is a close-up shot of the yellow terracotta, one of the most unique colors in the city.

1 comment:

  1. Yeah, when they first started to poke around these buildings before the start of the major part of construction, there were a few spots where you could see the yellow through the paint. Boy, talk about a revelation! Bright, bright yellow AND terracotta? Yaaaaaay! Yeah, this building is pretty friggin' cool. If they did in fact use the original windows--at least in part--that would be just icing on the yellow cake.


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