Hamilton Building



These are some pictures I took a couple of days ago, all in auto mode with my 75-300mm lens. This is an older office building in a nearby city that has some odd architectural details. On the 2nd picture, you can see that the window is outlined with swastika and sun cross images. At the very top of the window is a yin and yang symbol. Around the corner (3rd picture), you can see an Indian in headress sculpture, those are all along the top of the building. I've tried to find some history on the building, but really haven't found much other than it was built in the early 1920's. This is in a North Texas city with roots in ranching and oil, so I don't really think it's a Nazi connection! I realize these pictures aren't very good technically, but I think it's an interesting subject! Thanks for looking!

9 comments:

Dorothy said...

wow. I'd love to know more about that building. What an interesting photo subject!

I don't know exactly where you are at, but I lived in Wichita Falls for 5 years... and plan to visit DFW & WF this summer. I'll have to see if I can find some info on that!

Andrea said...

What a strange combination of things on the building. I am intrigued!

baberry said...

Wow, what a strange building. Hmmm, baby swatikas(sp?)....interesting! I didn't even notice it until I read your post. HA!
Great picture, though!

Yvonne

Jenluvs2scrap said...

Love the details. Many people take pictures of buildings and forget the details. Well done capturing them. Interesting about the swastikas. Wonder if you can find some history about the building that would tell you more about them.

Krissynae said...

Very interesting building. Great close up shots of the emblems. gorgeous day too.

Kelly (renysmom) said...

Love the angle on the first and the colors on the 2nd. Love the details on all 3

Monica said...

I love architecture! Great photos!!

Owen said...

Definitely an interesting building...a swastika? That's strange...share if you find out more abt the buildings....great observation....

John said...

Lori, the swastika LONG-predated the Nazi's in Germany. It has been a good-luck or sun symbol for many cultures for thousands of years. Since this building was likely built in the 20s or early 30s, there was likely no link to the rise of the Nazi's.

See this link to the Wikipedia entry "swastika":

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swastika

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