Not just in window advertisements or historic markers, proclaiming something to be the oldest, or best, or cheapest, or tastiest, but in other visual elements that tell a story about how or when whatever you’re seeing came to be.
Maybe isn't quite the word, but I am talking about little assertions.
This cornerstone is a little less adventurous and more sober than City Hall’s foundational date, perhaps more suitable for a federal building.The other Pioneer Press Building claims 1955 in shiny black marble.To me, they always seem to say, “We built this in 1888. You get a good, long look at 1888, and you remember 1888.”It’s hard to believe, but the Original Coney Island Tavern on St. If you didn’t look closely, you might think the date was carved into the stone, but it’s actually painted on.Peter – most famous in the past decade or so for not quite being open but not quite being closed – is the oldest continually standing commercial building in St. Probably not in 1858, either – it looks like the work of a sign painter several decades later, but it’s hard to tell.We should let people know." It's hard to imagine whoever erected this modest building in 1858 thinking it would outlast every other building around it, well into the 21st century.
Street don’t have cornerstones, exactly, but do have the dates carved right into the façade.It's much more staid, anyway, than the 1889 that graced the newspaper’s first headquarters.The Degree of Honor Building at 321 Cedar has, aside from one of the best names of any building downtown, my favorite cornerstone.Dance for your health, for romance, for fun at our studios today! We teach private dance lessons & group classes for singles or couples in Waltz, Fox Trot, Swing, Salsa and more. Paul Arthur Murray Dance Centers are the premier dance centers in the Twin Cities area.Dance for your health, for romance, for fun at our studios today! We teach private dance lessons & group classes for singles or couples in Waltz, Fox Trot, Swing, Salsa and more.The Pioneer Press puts the same date in a little heraldic shield on the right side of the building.