Tuesday's talk on W.C. Knighton held at Deepwood.
The architecture started, as it must, with the Capital National Bank.
Plenty has been written about that building and its relation to a model in Philadelphia.* But what about the building next door?
At top is a detail from an image at the State Library. We haven't found much yet about the "Buster Brown" store, but it's gone now. It would have fit it with the other brick two-story storefronts along Commercial and State streets.
(For more on W. C. Knighton see our notes here.)
* Apparently there was some thought that the attribution of the general facade plan to Frank Furness was uncertain. But as far back as 1960, writing in the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians Lee Nelson compared the two designs and concluded C.S. McNally "appropriated the design" from Furness. (JSAH, Vol. 19, No. 2 [May, 1960], pp. 57-61).