Walnut Room this way

Walnut Room this way

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Touring around Public Square: Batesville

What can one say about this building?  First, I cannot find any information about its original use.  It seems evident from the differently colored brick, and the fill in behind the iron pillars that someone repurposed the building without much regard for aesthetics.  There was probably some type of awning similar to the ones on the buildings next to it that has been removed--or perhaps it was an elegant balcony like the one across the street.

 This building is also guilty of a remodel that does not seem in keeping with the original design.  Like the first building, the iron pillars remain visible, while the area behind them has been enclosed.  Would it originally have been glass? Or open somewhat like a porch?
Spent way too much time trying to find out about these buildings.  Perhaps it would have been quicker to just have stopped in at the local library or historical preservation office!

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