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It is presumably a coincidence that the tenant's name includes the recognized architectural acronym AIA . . .
There the sales ladies (they were ALL ladies) had containers into which they put the order and payment, screwed it onto a cap that had castors,
yanked a cord, sending it along lines through the air to a mezzanine, where cashiers collected the money
and sent back the receipt and change to the sales lady (Mrs. Iola Sutter).
miniature submarine or space capsule, like a silver amusement-park ride vehicle with latching door, was dispatched, where it click-click-clicked its way---
very rapidly---up, and then back again. Did the sales desks not have cash registers; was cash sent up to a central cashier, with the receipt and change
returned ? I suppose so. I was kept blissfully unaware of money and expense, in the main, as a kid, a parental choice which I suppose affects me to this day . . .
both sides of the wall--perhaps with a single lamp lighting each pair of panels simultaneously ?
Here's a close-up of one of the exterior panels; they are bas-reliefs . . .
https://www.archiweb.cz/cache/images/bu ... 1307008839