Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Some More Lorain, Ohio Stuff

E. 21st and Access Rd.
Whenever I return to my hometown I find an infinite number of things that I would like to draw.  I left Lorain before I really became aware of its architecture and history, so everything looks both familiar and strange.

I believe the building to the right is a facility management office for the local school district.  In the background is a recycling plant.

NE Corner of Grove and E. 30th
This building in South Lorain used to be El Patio.  And probably many other businesses, judging by its age and the layers of architectural accretions.  I remember coming here to pick up goat dinners bought by my dad as part of some church fund-raiser.   Looks like it's been vacant for years.

E. 28th Street and Seneca

These old brick warehouses that bookend this structure along E. 28th Street were associated with the steel industry. The corbelled brick and classical details are still there, but deteriorating.   There may still be some steel tube production going on, but not much.    Most of the steel production has gone international.  Many of the former industrial buildings along 28th Street have converted into car repair garages. Although many are just gone.

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