Thursday, February 26, 2009

Dreaming Terra Cotta

A reminder of things past

"LIC/Terra Cotta Memories"
Oil on panel
6 x 6 inches

A lone building in the shadow of the Queensborough Bridge is all that remains of the old Terra Cotta Works in Long Island City. This once sprawling factory complex produced much of the terra cotta ornamentation found on many turn of the century buildings in New York. This little Victorian gem is sadly neglected but I believe it has landmark status and will be incorporated into any future development of the site.

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