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Our LUG did local landmarks for our recent show. I chose to do a few modular sized/style buildings around town. One of which is the Telephone Building. It was built in 1894 by the architect Thomas Rogers Kimball. It was finished in 1896 as one of (if not THE) first telephone exchange in eastern Nebraska. There was something about the color change and style of the building that made me want to build it. I have no personal connection or affinity for the building. We start off with the official building to compare against. It has a bookstore Francie & FInch on the main level. I am unsure what is in the upper floors. I thought the dark tan and medium nougat worked well against a dark green window and covered stairwell. Next we have an angled side look at the wall facing the alleyway. (I have actually modified this since taking this photo. I didn't realize until I started this topic). I changed the dark bley tile to make that section longer and used medium nougat behind it to blend better. I assume that section actually attached telephone wires to different sections. Full side view now. You can see the green stained glass window and the stairwell really well here. Close-up of the front seating area, tree, shrubbery, and front of the bookstore. I hope everyone enjoys it. It was a lot of fun building a local building. I plan on doing more in the future. I have another one from that show that I will post later. I don't want to clog the forum board with new posts.