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Two Historic Landmarks of Incongruent Architecture and Style-Cedarburg Wisconsin

Cedarburg Wisconsin is a lovely town full of perfect brick stores.  This massive landmark is the mill built in 1855.  And the Pagoda(1926) was once a service station, now converted into a jewelry store.  We stared across the street a long time trying to understand how the pagoda got built right next to the mill-“Wadham’s Oil and Grease Company of Milwaukee” was one of the first business to have a distinctive  and recognizable brand with these filling stations and there aren’t many examples left!  You have to go to Cedarburg and see these two together to fully appreciate the scene.  I checked and there is a similar photo on wikipedia but the blue sky with the white cloud sky in mine appeals to me!

Diverse Architectural Styles Right Next to One Another

Diverse Architectural Styles Right Next to One Another

5 responses

  1. laura

    Neat picture, I’d be afraid to walk into the jewelry store and have that air conditioner fall on my head!

    October 24, 2009 at 8:53 am

  2. Donna D'Abruzzo

    I’m sure John appreciate the brick work. Nice shot!

    October 24, 2009 at 3:38 pm

  3. Mutt and Jeff!!!

    October 24, 2009 at 9:03 pm

  4. Dorothy

    Yes, I like the combination of color and shape. Ruth, you have a good eye for discovering such scenes.
    Dorothy

    October 24, 2009 at 9:36 pm

  5. Bonnie IMhoff

    Love your work.

    October 26, 2009 at 8:02 pm

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