When we ponder our lesser known buildings we bring a focus on the complexities of our urban fabric. We absorb physical layers of what makes a place unique. Well it is inherent we save iconic buildings in our city, it is even more important for our understanding of history, for place-making and -keeping, that we save our small masterpieces.
Our lesser known buildings delight us. They are warm, reassuring, and honest. They create a sense of place, permanency, and retain our heritage. We see things more closely and clearly when we study the materials used and architectural details implemented. Every piece was designed, molded and lain with care and purpose - a living gallery. Every layer presents stories of the dreams and heartbreak of several generations - a testament to our roots.
Take a walk. Take it in.