Decorations on the King Edward Apartments

Plaque and light fixture

The King Edward Apartments are actually two buildings—a larger one at the corner of Craig and Bayard Streets, and a smaller one behind it on Bayard Street. Both of them have some interesting ornamental features.

Carved Ornaments on the Benedum-Trees Building

Bracket on the Benedum-Trees Building

Carved brackets and other ornaments on the entrance to one of the splendid Fourth Avenue bank towers.

Roof Ornaments, Soldiers and Sailors Memorial

Above, the distinctive grotesque eruption at the pinnacle of the pyramid roof. Below, the alternating eagles and torches of the cornice.

Some South Side Details

If you happen to be building a house, ask yourself this question: Which small details of this building will passers-by stop and take pictures of a century and a half from now?

Charming Woodwork on the South Side

Old Pa Pitt is not sure whether the woodwork on this South Side rowhouse is original or the work of a more recent craftsman. Either way, it is charmingly folksy, and the polychrome color scheme is well chosen to bring out the details.