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Awning maker. Custom drapery hardware. Just lamp shades
- An awning or overhang is a secondary covering attached to the exterior wall of a building. It is typically composed of canvas woven of acrylic, cotton or polyester yarn, or vinyl laminated to polyester fabric that is stretched tightly over a light structure of aluminium, iron or steel, possibly
- a canopy made of canvas to shelter people or things from rain or sun
- (awned) having awns i.e. bristlelike or hairlike appendages on the flowering parts of some cereals and grasses; "awned wheatgrass"
- A sheet of canvas or other material stretched on a frame and used to keep the sun or rain off a storefront, window, doorway, or deck
- manufacturer: a business engaged in manufacturing some product
- a person who makes things
- A person or thing that makes or produces something
- God; the Creator
- Godhead: terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God
I. Miller Building
Broadway, Seventh Avenue and 46th Street,Theater District, Midtown Manhattan
The I. Miller Building, with its four statues of leading actresses of the 1920s by the noted sculptor Alexander Stirling Calder, is an evocative reminder of the history of the Broadway theater district, Designed by architect Louis H. Friedland, this 1926 remodeling of the Times Square branch of the fashionable I. Miller women's shoe store chain was commissioned by shoe manufacturer Israel Miller as a tribute to the theatrical profession, Miller, who began his career as a designer and maker of shoes for theatrical productions, had become a leading importer and manufacturer of shoes with a national chain of over 200 retail stores.
The store's handsome design incorporates rich materials - limestone, marble, and mosaic - and motifs from several different classically-inspired historic styles, It pays tribute to theater, both with an inscription beneath the cornice that reads "THE SHOW FOLKS SHOE SHOP DEDICATED TO BEAUTY IN FOOTWEAR" and with the statues which depict Ethel Barrymore as Ophelia (representing drama), Marilyn Miller as Sunny (musical comedy), Rosa Ponselle as Norma (opera), and Mary Pickford as Little Lord Fauntleroy (film). Two converted dwellings were joined in 1926 to form the present four-story commercial building, which extends forty feet along Broadway and eighty feet along West 46th Street. Dating from the 1926 alteration, the building's facades are designed in a modern classical style that draws on prototypes from several different periods. Both facades were articulated with a two-story base and two-story upper section topped by a simple molded cornice and a parapet. Currently, the Broadway facade is almost entirely concealed by signage except for the ground-floor storefronts. The northern storefront retains its historic configuration behind a rolldown gate.
The five-bay-wide West 46th Street facade retains most of its original features, including the bronze lettering proclaiming it "THE SHOW FOLKS SHOE SHOP DEDICATED TO BEAUTY IN FOOTWEAR" and the four statues of famous actresses set in gold-mosaic-Iined niches. The aluminum window frames and storefronts at the first story are non-historic replacements. The upper story windows retain their original metal surrounds, mullions and transom bars and wood sash. Some of the windows have been removed within the last year. Broadway facade. The arcaded entrance in the north bay of the Broadway facade retains its historical configuration, although the metal supports for the windows are now aluminum and the bulkheads beneath the show windows are covered with linoleum tiles. The ceiling of the recessed entrance is entirely covered with fluorescent light fixtures. The storefront has a rolldown aluminum gate and supports for an illuminated electric sign. The south storefront is faced in orange marble, has metal and glass windows and the framework for a fixed awning installed in the mid-1980s. The second story is entirely concealed by a metal framework for a backlit sign that extends around the comer, covering the first bay of the West 46th Street facade. (The sign faces have been removed.)
The third and fourth stories are covered by an angled sign that replaces an angled sign that had been installed by the 1920s. (The original rectangular window openings are still visible on the third floor of the building, though they are currently blocked; the current condition of the fourth-story windows is not known.) West 46th Street facade
The two-story base is sheathed in limestone. There are granite bases at the foot of the piers. The base is divided into five bays by double-height segmental-arch window openings trimmed with gray marble moldings. In the second to fifth bays (reading west to east), the orange marble bulkheads, metal and glass ground-story doors and windows, and orange marble spandrel panels and metal framing were installed in the 1980s. The second story windows retain their original tripartite metal 6 surrounds and wood window sash, in which a large central light is flanked by narrower lights. In the fifth bay the storefront has been replaced by aluminum sheeting and a metal door topped by louvered grilles, and an air conditioner. Circular decorations on the spandrels between the second story arches draw attention to the inscriptions naming the actresses depicted by the figures in the third-story niches. The base is capped by a narrow band molding and the molded sills of the upper-story windows. The upper two stories are faced with stucco that has been scored and colored to match the limestone base. The two-story arches that frame the third- and fourth-story windows have terra-cotta surrounds decorated with an anthemion motif.
The windows retain their original tripartite metal frames, marble spandrel panels, and wood hash. (The center windows have been removed from the second bay at the third story and at the base of the fourth bay, whe
Dec 18, 2006
We are still busy buying things for the boat. You
would think that
after 9 months of purchasing stuff for the boat, there
would be little
left to buy. But two trips to Budget Marine for boat
and two huge shopping expeditions for groceries-- one
Dutch side and to the French side - still leave us a
of shopping trips short of meeting our perceived
needs. It is
amazing to unload a couple of hundred pounds of
items and then find that there is nothing to eat.
We have also sent our sun awning to the sail maker
and stopped in at least a half-dozen places to look
for a drip
coffee pot. Our beautiful Chemex pot broke within 15
of our first arrival at the boat when I reached for a
switch and knocked the Chemex into on open galley
storage box. We have a stock of 500 Chemex coffee
filters, so we do not want to give up on this
too quickly. All we could find in two days of
is a Melita drip top. We could not even find a coffee
press. And this is a French island!
Water entered various storage compartments under
the floor board in the forward half of the boat. We
did not realize the extent of the problem until
We lost most of our engine oil filters, three novels,
and had mildew on a number of other items, mostly
book and equipment manuals. Luckily, we found
replacement oil filters here in Simpsons Bay, and we
so many books we probably will not miss those three
until August or so.
We have a little Toyota Corolla that has been
extraordinarily useful in getting our shopping done.
The stores and roads are crowded with Xmas
shoppers who come from other islands to take
advantage of the duty-free shopping that make
this place popular.
Yesterday afternoon, we took a drive to the
other side of the island and found ourselves in
Grand Case, a cute tourist village set on
a beach. We hung out on the beach sipping
drinks until restaurant L'Escapade opened at
5 pm. They have the soup de soisson that
we fell in love with in La Rochelle, where we
bought the boat. Laura loves soup de poisson,
and she was not disappointed. We savored our
soup as the sun set over the bay.
We attach a picture of us that the woman
sharing our table in the internet cafe just
took. She is starting a circumnavigation
too, along with her husband and 8 and 10
year old childen. I met her husband
at the ships chandlery when I went to
buy oil filters. I bet we see them again
sometime over the next few months.
Time to shop again. Not that
much left -- bottled water, diesel engine oil,
coffee pot, and garlic. What are the chances of
those items in a single store?
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