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Interiors Of Commercial Buildings

 
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2007 11:10 pm    Post subject: Interiors Of Commercial Buildings Reply with quote

I was thinking back on my childhood. I recall the Summers mostly, and how different interiors were from now. There was no air conditioning. I remember going inside old stores, and noticing that the lights were turned off.(To keep down the heat ?) The illumination came from the front of the shop window. Fans were everywhere, whirring and vibrating. A few oscillated. The floors were either wood, or linoleum tile. There were tin ceilings, with wood, and glass cases.

Cash registers were elaborate things, and the clerks all had keys hanging around their necks. Most of the help wore name tags. I used to beeline for the pet department, or toys, and often the candy counter. Sox were way down my list. I also recall the clerks lowering yellow plastic transparent sheets in the streetside display windows to disperse the sun rays. Stores also had nice awnings. That's a rarity any more.
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