Back in the late 1920's, a new architectural fad was spreading like wildfire across the land. Art deco was the haute couture of builders seeking clean lines and a "modern" contemporary look.
And while the Empire State Building in New York City is one of the finest examples and the largest monument to the craze, the genre was not limited to big cities and high budgets. It endures today in small towns across America.
The photo is part of the old Rialto Theatre n Hogansville Georgia. Hogansville is a small town even today, a mill village that still depends on agriculture and textiles for survival.
But the old Rialto, now refurbished as City Hall, stands proud and tall on the well preserved main street through the historic downtown district.
So even though styles change, there are classics that endure forever, bolstered by those that seek to preserve an important part of our architectural history! Thanks to their efforts, the works of the past serve today as living museums.
And that's a good thing!
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