Article: 18 U.S. Icons That Are Falling Apart

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DavidC
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Article: 18 U.S. Icons That Are Falling Apart

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From Bridges to Stadiums: 18 U.S. Icons That Are Falling Apart

Is Spring House currently in that bad of shape? I thought there was a group that had come to its rescue?


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The San Francisco Old Mint has appeared shabby for forty years that I am aware of, due to the widespread spalling of its sandstone exterior. Gebhard, Winter et al ignored it in their initial Bay Area architecture guide.

Bob Vila, in calling the building "the Granite Lady," appears to be confusing this mint with the one further up Market Street, a massive late-thirties Federal Deco (?) granite pile which appears in the rendered view of the Daphne Funeral Chapels project of 1945.


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