Tag: Florida Avenue (Mount Lebanon)

  • Shirley and Neighbor, Mount Lebanon

    Shirley and Her Neighbor

    Here we have two apartment buildings on more or less the same plan, but differing in their details.

    Shirley inscription
    Shirley apartments

    The Shirley has two immediately striking features. First, the broad round arch at the entrance:

    Entrance to the Shirley

    Second, the two-storey window (interrupted by inscription) in the stairwell, which also terminates with an arch.

    Windows of the stairwell

    Its neighbor uses contrasts in color to create a striking appearance.

    680 Florida Avenue
    680 Florida Avenue

    The entrance is more classical, and instead of one tall window, the stairwell has two arched windows filled with colorful art glass.

    Window with art glass