Thursday, March 18, 2010
The Goddess of Glass Puts on Finishing Touches
Post and exterior photos by the Hawthorne Hawkman. Interior photos contributed by Duane Atter.
I've always liked the way Dr. L. Otieno's dentist office looks from the exterior. First off, I've got a thing for sun imagery, so driving or walking past this place puts me immediately in a better mood. But then I found out that NoMi's Goddess of Glass, Connie Beckers, was putting in some stained glass windows to make the place even more appealing.
As it turns out, Connie did this...
...for free. The windows were contracted as part of a West Broadway facade improvement program, and at the time she was working for the organization that administered it.
What I've also appreciated about this particular office space is that the sun design serves a dual purpose. It makes it much harder for someone to break into the office, but also beautifies the streetscape. That way, security can look like this:
Instead of what's right around the corner on Penn Ave:
Here are some more interior photos provided by Duane Atter:
Thanks Connie, thanks Duane, and I know where I'm going the next time I need my teeth checked out.