197 Express

197 Express

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197 Express
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Image by dbnunley
In the rain…

This was made last Sunday at the railyard behind the Virginia Museum of Transportation. 😀

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Janesville Wisconsin ~ Helms – McVicar Buildings ~ 1905 ~ Historical
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Image by Onasill ~ Bill Badzo ~ Vacation
The Helms-McVicar buildings were both built in 1905, and while they express the Queen Anne style less exuberantly than the Kent Block, the have commonly-seen details of the style. The two-story buildings are constructed of red brick and toppedwithametalcornicefeaturingbracketsandmodillions. Onthefriezeofthe cornice of the north building is the word "Helms", and on the south building are the words "McVicar Bros" and the date "1905" embossed into the cornice. The upper floors have two-story pressed metal oriel bays that are decorated with modillions and panels of embossed detail. Windows in the bays are single-light double hung sashes. Flanking the oriel in the McVicar Brothers building are single-light double hung sash windows with stone lintels and stone sills.
Both storefronts have been modernized with their show window transoms closed up and new glazing. The entrances are in their original locations, but are modern. The
McVicar Brothers Block has a more attractive appearance because the pressed metal of the upper stories has been painted with contrasting colors to bring out the detail of the building.

The Helms Block was built for the Helms seed store, and it remained in the building until around 1920. Beginning in the 1920s, a cafe operated in this building and remainedinoperationuntilwellafterthemid-twentiethcentury. TheMcVicar Brothers Block was built for the McVicar Brothers plumbing shop which had previously had quarters in the neighboring Fredendall Block (described above). The McVicar Brothers were in this building until well after the mid-twentieth century. Presumably,theupperfloorswereapartments.

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