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International Style - 1253 Liberty St. Chuck’s Boot Shop


The Boot Shop building wasn’t built in the International Style. Rather the contemporary facade is just a flat covering that’s been attached to the original structure. Its design, though, is International Style in which “structure” becomes ornament. Broad flat planes of wall surface in turquoise are gridded with aluminum connectors. This facade, nearing 50 years old, is an antique in itself; a bold exclamation point in our city’s nationally acclaimed main street.