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Architectural visions and details from old matchbooks

ElkhartBank1
The little car is even cuter than the building
ElkhartBank2
A highly conceptual First National Bank, Elkhart, Indiana
SuttonStateBank
Perfect classicism
BellevueBank1
A less than massive bank facade
McDonnells1
McDonnell's: Restaurant Moderne.
AmericanLegion2
The room itself seems a bit stodgy, but the tables and chairs couldn't be more contempo
AmericanLegion1
A future fixer upper for an urban pioneer
FarengaBros
Good thing they rendered the pole in front of the building
Dave Lundgrens 1
Charming
BoulevardTavernDetail
A palace in Queens
Al-Gen Dinner Club
A North Woods classic in Rhinelander Wisconsin
JackDempsey1
Hard to imagine a building like this at 8th and 50th
Chimney Corner Inn 1
Too imposing to be quaint, at least in this rendering
MatchRedRoof
I actually have these exact shingles on my house. The roofers hated working with them
SkylineHouse
Best of both worlds
Hotel
A very substantial hotel
Lubricants1
A lovingly rendered factory
OhioMatchCompanyFactory
Ohio Match Co., industrial pride in Wadsworth, Ohio
Seco
The Southern Equipment Company (SECO) was "known for quality racks, cabinets and hotel pans"
Anthracite
Dad always said, there's nothing like "cone-cleaned"
BasementWindows
Really nice colors and typography from Cleveland, O
MatchWindows
Great color and type
WindowsMatch2
Nice window babe
WindowUnits
Even a small specialty business could have a killer logo
Crane
And 30 years later that blue will still be just so darling
Eljer
What's more mysterious, the weird spider thing on the floor or the contraption on top of the counter on the right?
Eljer2
Now this would be a classic bathroom in any era
CadillacGlass
A fine design exercise from Ohio

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