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Roving Rube

Terra Cotta

July 13, 2003

136 Waverly Place












1928, Walter S. Schneider; New York City Landmark.
Brick with glazed terra-cotta ornament. Apartments.
(Source: "Terra-Cotta Skyline", by Susan Tunick).

The Rube oddly did not notice this when he was there -- being preoccupied with the medieval knights and animals framing the entrance (2-jpg) -- but this building also has an interesting mottled goldish glaze on much of its terra cotta.

The decorative posts at the top of the building (3-jpg) seem an odd detail -- what would they be called? We can readily imagine Harold Lloyd hanging off of them during his "Safety Last" movie.

See also: in context view, from northeast


































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