|Bad Idea. This is the original concept for the
treatment of the northern facade of the pipe shed at the Parks Cramer
Complex. The problem had to
do with the extensive ornamentation to what was originally a blank brick
wall. Notice the windows with muttons and the large faux door. The
applicant was asked to develop an alternative plan.
|Good Idea. This is the newest version of the
facade treatment. The simple 1/1 windows and the
elimination of the faux door satisfy the Commission's design standards that
the Character Defining Elements of a building be respected.
Please be aware that the sign will be attached into the mortar and will not
penetrate the brick.
The Secretary of the Interior's Guidelines state that
new additions should be compatible with but distinguished from historical
elements. This addition of the North Carolina Medical College Building
meets that requirement. One has no difficulty identifying the historic
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