Monday, August 14, 2017

Brookfield, WI

I love you Wisconsin.  You never disappoint.  Great food.  Nice people.  Excellent beer.  Lovely towns.  And bad mansards abound!  This is a Methodist church in Brookfield, WI.  Pretty sure this is a mansard?  Are there any Methodist architects who could confirm?  

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Fishtown district in Leland, MI

Continuing with the vacation theme.  Julie and her family recently traveled up to Michigan.  I might add that she left the morning after she most graciously opened her home to 25 guests for a girl scout party celebrating the end of 9 years of scouting.

Julie's astute architect eye spotted this mansard melee in the historic Fishtown district of Leland, MI.  Thanks Julie!

Up next!  Mansards from Europe.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

this mansard is no butte of any joke

The theme for bad mansard this summer is vacation pictures.  My neighbor Kent sent me this beaut from Butte, Montana.  Kent loaded his family up in the family van and road tripped to Oregon in what could have been one of the longest road trips ever attempted from Soulard.  He was nice enough to send me this picture of the Hotel Finley.  Up next:  mansards from the European motherland.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Saddest shovel in St. Louis

As seen in the doorway of the Union Trust building at 705 Olive (7th street entrance).  It's supposedly going to be renovated into a boutique hotel.  Yay!  It's a neat building

I worked in that building from 2009-2011.  I had an enormous office with a chandelier and lumpy couch.  My boss had a bar in his office.  Good times.

Hopefully this shovel gets some work soon. It's been sitting there about 2 yearss.