Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Architecture

I work In Hammond Indiana and I've long admired these old looking buildings. Today I did a quick research and found that this building, is called the Seifer Building. It was constructed in 1925 and was the Seifer retail furniture company. It's built in the Colonial Revival style. The detail in the facade is what is lacking in the newer construction.
It's located on State Street Commercial Historic District. It's located in what used to be the heart of Hammond's Business District.

The Indiana Historical Society rates this building as in "O" for Outstanding, "which means that enough historic or architectural significance that it is already listed, or should be considered for individual listing, in the Nations Register of Historic Places."
*Lake County Interim Report 1996

Seifer Building 1925 Hammond-1

Seifer Building Hammond detail-2

Seifer Building Hammond Detail 2-3

It should be noted that this building along with several other "Historical" buildings have been purchased and are being remodeled by a local Baptist Church.

6 comments:

snaphappee said...

I love this building! Funny thing - I clicked on the first one and went to it on Flickr before continuing on down the page - I put a comment on your Flickr version, then came back here and saw a close up of the thing I commented on. LOL! Fabulous!

Amanda said...

Great building! Very nice photos! I think it's so cool that you researched it....so interesting... I'm so facinated with old buildings! I'm so glad that "architecture" is one of you themes. :)

CapturedMomentsbyRACHEL said...

amazing looking building!!!! love your work as always;)

Asiam Designs Photography said...

Very nice captures... along with the architectural history snipit.

PLPortraiture said...

OH DROOOOOOOOOOOL.

Would love to explore in that building!

Jennifer said...

beautiful details on the building!!

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