This site focuses on capturing beautiful architecture and architectural details. Many times even if a building is saved from demolition, it undergoes a drastic remodel, stripping it of most if not all of its aesthetic beauty and originality. Through postcard and photographs we can preserve some of these sometimes all too temporary contributions to the architectural world. Of course any unique or beautiful structure is welcome to be posted.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Orlando Utilities Commission Building
This large commercial building was constructed in 1921-23 for the privately-owned Orlando Light and Water Company. It was bought in 1923 by the City of Orlando at a time that it supplied electricity to the area extending north to Longwood. It exhibits an Italian Palazzo Revival style, often adapted for commercial buildings in Florida in the 1920s. In the 1990s, it was transformed into a center for performing arts, but kept its architectural integrity, including its classically-derived window and door treatments. (Info Courtesy of Orlando Lake Ivanhoe Historical Trail