Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Gallerie Rene, 207 SW Pine Street

This bright row of awnings caught my eye as we walked from the Bijou Cafe back to the Buick Saturday, after a scrumptious brunch. I found this online about the building: The Haseltine Building (1893) on the corner of Second and Pine was called in “A Century of Portland Architecture” by Thomas Vaughan and George A. McMath a “...prime example of Richardson Romanesque brick and stone construction...”
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You can see the stone in the row of arches. Here's one of the arches that houses Gallerie Rene, an interesting art gallery that does not allow photos inside, which I certainly understand.
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I did take these two photos of the front windows. If you look closely, you can see bits of what's inside. I hope to go back for one of their First Thursday shows.
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1 comment:

honesty said...

Ummm....memories of art history class, and history of architecture class. Romanesque is one of my least favorites, but this Richardsonian Romanesque is an Americanized interpretation, I suppose. Those chunky (faux?) blocks on the facade are an example of "rustication". There's lots of rustication on facades in Italian architecture.

I like the perspective shot of the awnings.

The building looks as if it has been cleaned on the outside.