Another unique piece of architectural
history, about 200 pages in total length, you receive
both the 1905 and 1914 catalogs on one CD. A
beautiful history of commercial storefront design and
Also included is the 1921 Zouri Storefront Catalog. This early catalog represents the decline of those wonderful wooden detailed storefront designs in favor of steel, which was more economical to install and of course more durable than its earlier counterparts. Of course all the wonderful early design elements were lost in the transition.
A Google search brought up this from the
February, 14th, 1912 New York Times archives:
Warrants were sent yesterday from the Marshal's
office to Seattle for the arrest of Falcon Joslin.
John Schram, Vr. H. Farsons, F. E; Barbour and E. L.
Webster, formerly officers of the Washington Alaska
Bank of Washington, which on Oct. 1, 1910, was merged
with the Fairbanks Banking Company to form the
Washington-Alaska Bank of Nevada. These prominent
citizens of Seattle were indicted by the Grand Jury
that adjourned recently. The Washington-Alaska Bank
closed Jan. 4, 1911, owing $900,000 to depositors.
Half has been repaid to them. Elbrtdge iT. /arnett,
President of the bank, was arrested in Los Angeles
under seven , charging embezzlement. In were
returned against the bank Officers. Frank IV.
Hawkins, Receiver of the bank, was arrested in
FairbanKS several days ago, charged with
embezzlement. (Note: Mispelled words are part of the
The significance? When you receive your CD
look at page one, of the 1914 catalog. The signed
endorsement ~ On bank letterhead ~ includes most of
the names in the New York Times article outlined
This CD is an affordable archive of authentic
building designs. You will find it an indispensable
archive of plans, details, and measurements.