• Younkers dept store fire Des Moines, IA

    What a shame the 1899 building was totally destroyed by fire during renovations!
    The exterior facade was nothing special, a little bit of somewhat plain ornaments in terracotta, but in an interior shot of a video taken a year ago I noticed this interesting design in the plaster capitals:

    I might be interested in doing a model after that design, I’ll have to think it over!