Books and Art at the Black Building



As much as I’d like to think it’s all about me, Dan Gagen says he’ll have some new art on display at the Noble Art Gallery when Emily and I put in our third author appearance there on October 3rd, from 1-3 p.m.

The view from inside Noble Art Gallery is just as historic as the view from outside.
 
(“Appearance” may be better than “book signing” because, even if you don’t want a book signed, we’ll still be there to talk. Besides, the jury’s still out on whether my signature adds or subtracts to a book’s value.)
As far as I know this will be our last signing (ahem, appearance) in Albion before our new book comes out, which is projected for the spring of next year. (We do have the appearances the following Saturday, October 10th, at Joanna’s in downtown Kendallville and the Cupbearer in downtown Auburn.) (Am I overusing the parenthesis again?)
But this one is special because Dan’s business is in the Black Building, an historical Albion structure that shows up more than once in Images of America: Albion and Noble County. The same building also appears in our previous historical work, Smoky Days and Sleepless Nights: A Century or So with the Albion Fire Department. It’s a star!

The Black Building around 1914, during the Albion Street Fair. Just to avoid confusion, the J.D. Black and Sons company name is plastered across the Orange Street side. It pays to advertise.

  So stop by the see the art and the history and say hello, and remember: Every time you ignore history, all the White House furniture in the Lincoln Bedroom levitates six feet, four inches into the air. Don’t let the furniture levitate: You don’t know who might be sleeping in there.

4 comments:

  1. The view out from there's a good one!

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  2. LOL, I think your signature definitely adds to the book's value. That view is definitely amazing. I love historic buildings! So many stories in those bricks.

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    1. Agreed -- historical buildings are amazing!

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