16 December 2005

Wichman Shop and Residence -- photograph

Armstrong's 1932 design for the Wichman's ground floor shop and upper level residence as depicted in the printed literature of the Wichman's Landscape Nursery business.

When compared to the design drawing, there are a few relatively minor, but nevertheless noticeable differences. The lintel over the main door has the family name, "Wichman", inscribed in gothic lettering. The lintel here does bear on the brick masonry at each side (perhaps by only four to six inches. The carved wood blocks at the front corners depict a stylized vine and floral pattern.

Photograph courtesy of the Harris Armstrong Archives, Special Collections, Washington University in Saint Louis.

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