Another Boise landmark

Adelmann Building Pencil

I am staying with downtown Boise for my next drawing. There are several really lovely historic buildings there and I am having fun drawing them.

This is the Adelmann building.  It combines Romanesque, German and Chinese styles, reflecting the many city cultural influences.  It was originally built as a one story in 1902 by the German Richard Adelmann and then, I am guessing because of the nameplate on top, a second story was built on and finished in 1906. The corner pagoda was added in 1937.

The colors are a wonderful mixture of reds, yellows, greens and browns.  Gray stone accents the arched windows.  Just wait until you see.

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Des
    Feb 15, 2018 @ 10:35:59

    Looks great! I’ve always thought this building was interesting too. It’s fun to see the initial steps in your painting. Looking forward to seeing how it progresses.

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