Back Alley Guthrie ~ Nestled

This small one story building is nestled between two larger ones, hence the title… 🙂

“Nestled” 12″ x 12″ oil on canvas

This structure is to the left of my previous painting, and as I mentioned before there is a better view of the Guthrie Post office in the background. The front of this building has a large sign saying Hurley Plumbing. According to , it was built in 1928. I’m going to borrow a photo from them to show the front…

I’m guessing they remodeled the front probably in the 60’s to modernize. The old buildings are so gorgeous I don’t know why they did this, but at least the back alleys still show some of the antiquity.

Here’s a photo of the back that I used when painting in the studio…

Yesterday, I revisited the site to see how the sun might be shining out here in the morning hours. For the first time ever the corrugated metal gate was closed. And according to the signs they definitely don’t want anyone getting too close.

I have one more back alley building to work on and a smaller project of an old handle that I will be sharing soon.

Be back later… 🙂


9 thoughts on “Back Alley Guthrie ~ Nestled

  1. Love it! This reminds me of a book I read as a kid. About a little country house that was soon surrounded by a booming city and tall glass buildings. The house looked like this. Haha. I wonder what came first, the little building, to the larger ones. Beautiful work Karin. 🙂

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    1. I love that book and thought of it, too, when I was painting! The building to the right has no windows. Makes you wonder if there was a taller building here at one time. But the one to the left does have windows. A lot of the brick and stone buildings were built in the early 1900s. This one was a little later in 1928. Perhaps there was a fire in the first building and they rebuilt this? Who knows??? It’s probably recorded somewhere in an abstract.


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