Monday found me making the three hour trip to Sedalia. Saw those REM worthy giant hay roll bale things. Also drove around downtown Sedalia looking for a perfect mansard. It was challenging. There were plenty of buildings from the late 1800's but very few featuring my favorite roof. But there was one- Charlotte's Antiques. More like a mansard roof affixed to a warehouse.
Did you know I also love transoms? Here's a great old-technology-meets-new-technology picture of a Pettis County Courthouse transom- in use! But the flatscreen tv was turned off.
The Pettis County courthouse is one of the most nicely restored courthouses in the state. Beautiful. But you know what? The original courthouse that burned down was a giant mansard. Click here for more information.