Is the shape of this historic building an important aspect of the overall
visual character? Yes.
LOOK + IDENTIFY
You can see that it has a distinctive horizontal box-like shape. Even
more unusual, the middle portion of the box projects up an extra story,
with a castle-like tower behind it. The windows, brickwork, and large,
arched entranceway all reinforce the shape.
WHAT IF THE SHAPE IS ALTERED?
If the shape, or other visual aspects of this exterior
were to be altered, the character would be changed.
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?
Preserve the character-defining shape in the process of rehabilitating a historic building for a continuing or new use!