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Jacobs Garage – Dr. Jim’s Lofts – 3450 SE Alder – Portland, OR – Pacific NW Correspondent, Howie Schechter

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Notes from an Early Assistance Appointment held in 2012 (EA 12-120164) identified the building being constructed in 1919 as a warehouse and/or garage, with a 1961 variance (VZ 38-61) allowing the building to be occupied as a nonconforming printing plant and warehouse. – City of Portland, Oregon – Bureau of Development Services – Land Use Services – April 5, 2013

Blueprints from the proposal to convert the existing nonconforming warehouse structure on the site to four dwelling units. – City of Portland http://www.portlandoregon.gov/bds/article/442832

According to the developer, Dr. Jim:

The Dr. Jim’s Lofts imaginatively adapted a turn-of-the-century Standard Dairy building into four single-family lofts ranging from an airy 2-bedroom to a cavernous 4-bedroom. CHANGING PORTLAND 3000FT AT A TIME.

Dragonfly Smiles On – International Peace Day – Oh, What Does She Know? #haiku

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Electr. Lasschen – Electric Welding – Amsterdam, Centrum – Lowlands Correspondent, Gaia Son

Nieuwe Ridderstraat & Montelbaanstraat  © Gaia Son

Lasschen is the old-fashioned way of writing ‘lassen’, which means ‘welding’. So ‘Electr. lasschen’ is electric welding.

I am rather overwhelmed with the fact that you are featuring me on your blog so many times in a row. Happy that you like my photos, honored to be your guest blogger! – Gaia Son

It is my pleasure to feature your outstanding photographs!

Feb 8, 2008 – TypoTrip © Wojtek Mejor

Koffie Rombouts – Antwerpen, BE – Lowlands Correspondent, Gaia Son

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ANTWERP (Belgium). Bogie motor car type 7000 (1908-1975). With publicity of “Koffie Rombouts”. Postcard of VETRAMU/AMUTRA No. 39. Photo E. Keutgens. – The Traveler’s Drawer

© Gaia Son

Alles begint in Antwerpen, waar Frans Rombouts op een dag besluit een brandtrommel te huren om zijn eigen koffie te branden. – It all began in Antwerp, where Frans Rombouts decided one day to rent a coffee roasting drum to roast his own coffee. – Rombouts Website History

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Luchthaven – Vliegveld Deurne – Antwerp International Airport – Belgium – Gaia Son

April 2005 © Gaia Son

Carmen’s Cafe – Marfa, TX – December 2004 – Gaia Son

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Fabens Cotton Gin – Fabens, TX – El Paso County – December, 2004 – Gaia Son

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Wayne Strachan Farms Ft. Hancock TX  © Gaia Son

Sunbeam – Texas Best Bread – Flowers Baking Co – El Paso, TX – Gaia Son

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Little Miss Sunbeam and the Sunbeam brand are owned by Quality Bakers of America, a baking cooperative. Flowers is one of 10 baking companies in the U.S. that franchises the right to market baked foods under the Sunbeam brand. Flowers and Sunbeam have been partners since 1944! - Flowers Foods Website

Mouterij (Malting) – Zuid-Hollandse Bierbrouwerij – A. Meijer – Weesp, NL – Lowlands Correspondent, Gaia Son

“Wandeling in Weesp” – Wandering in Weesp © Gaia Son

© Gaia Son

Cropped by FHJ © Gaia Son

Hoogstraat – Achterom © Gaia Son

I read the name Zuid-Holland[se] Bierbrouwerij – although Weesp is in North Holland, just southeast of Amsterdam. What more can you decipher?

Another Great J. Michaels Furniture Store Revisited – Downtown Brooklyn – Featured Fade – Vlad Iorsh

© Vlad Iorsh

Previously featured on FAB – June 24, 2014