Tuesday, January 27, 2009

my world tuesday: name that buliding


this large building at the corner of union and north madison is fascinating - from the flag pole to the subtle accents to the building. it's pretty cool, but i have no idea if it has a name, or if it has a greater story.

can anyone help?

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15 comments:

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JennWasHere said...

Hmm, clearly I don't know the name, but it is really fascinating.

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Guy D said...

Nice shot of the unknown building, thanks for sharing.

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

chrome3d said...

It´s cool, but I can´t help you, I can only hope you find what you are looking for.

Louise said...

It's a good shot of the building, whatever it is.

Trish said...

don't know the name, but I believe it used to have medical offices in it. As I recall, Dr Riffenburgh was in the building---eye doc or ENT...can't remember now, but my grandfather went to him...last I heard he left the big city to open a hardware in Big Bear.

Sorry I can't help more---at least I recognize it---the other 3 corners are a complete loss for me...wow!

ben wideman said...

Some helpful insight Tash! But still, no one knows more info on this building! Anyone? Beuller?

2sweetnsaxy said...

The next time I'm in the area I'll be looking for this building.

:-D

Powell River Books said...

I am not familiar with the building but is an excellent example of architecture with lots of details. - Margy

docker said...

I believe it's called the Pasadena Medical Building.

David

ben wideman said...

Finally! Thanks Docker!!!

Mister Earl said...

The Pasadena Medical Building? What a concept!

My password, and I'm not kidding is "examali." Is that a check-up but someone engaging in malpractice?

Petrea said...

Ben, I'm just catching up on your posts from this week. I was there the other day and didn't know you'd posted about it. It's the Pasadena Professional Building, it's all doctors, and I'll have a post or two about it next week. It's a gorgeous building but there's not much about it on the web.

Nathan said...

The Pasadena Professional Building broke ground on September 13, 1924. Corner of "Herkimer" and North Madison. Cost was $400k -- that's 4.813mil in today's money, adjusted for inflation, but would obviously cost more, since building costs have outpaced inflation quite a bit.

Dodd and Richards were the architects; Schofield Engineering built it. William J. Dodd has a wiki page but sadly it's mostly about his earlier midwestern work--I'm working on a full Dodd and Richards post for the On Bunker Hill blog. Stay tuned there for that...... Nathan

ben wideman said...

Thanks for the insight Nathan!