Loewenstein Building Tile Redux

Earlier this year, I blogged about the L tile in one of the entrances to the Loewenstein Building at 13th and Vine in OTR. It’s one of my favorite examples of local tile work. Until recently, this corner storefront housed a beauty supply shop, and here’s a glimpse at both the outside and inside tile.

The more interesting part is around the corner. As I was walking past, the entry was open, revealing the pattern of semi-circular tile behind the door, just past my beloved L tile. Compare this shot to the usual closed-door view.

Here’s what I love about these two entries — the inside of the storefront seems to be a bizarre take on a Greek key motif, and the semi-circles of this entrance have an almost Mod effect. There’s so much visual interest in these sometimes overlooked details.

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