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  • cosmetic: serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose; "cosmetic fenders on cars"; "the buildings were utilitarian rather than decorative"

  • Relating to decoration

  • Serving to make something look more attractive; ornamental

  • (decoratively) in a decorative manner; "used decoratively at Christmas"

  • (decorativeness) an appearance that serves to decorate and make something more attractive

  • Rub against something with such a sound

  • (grate) a harsh rasping sound made by scraping something

  • Make an unpleasant rasping sound

  • (grate) furnish with a grate; "a grated fireplace"

  • (grate) a frame of iron bars to hold a fire

  • Reduce (something, esp. food) to small shreds by rubbing it on a grater

  • an architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness; used to divide or enclose an area or to support another structure; "the south wall had a small window"; "the walls were covered with pictures"

  • anything that suggests a wall in structure or function or effect; "a wall of water"; "a wall of smoke"; "a wall of prejudice"; "negotiations ran into a brick wall"

  • A continuous vertical brick or stone structure that encloses or divides an area of land

  • surround with a wall in order to fortify

  • A side of a building or room, typically forming part of the building's structure

  • Any high vertical surface or facade, esp. one that is imposing in scale

Canonbury House: Canonbury Place

Canonbury House: Canonbury Place

Canonbury House and some surrounding buildings house Canonbury Academy.
Grade II listed, formerly known as: St Stephen's Vicarage. Detached house. c.1795, altered. Brick, stucco, stone, and roof of slate. Two storeys over basement, with dormers in attic. Five bays window range with central entrance; all windows have flat arches of gauged brick. String course above basement windows; ground-floor windows and entrance recessed under round arches linked by moulded springing band; the entrance has panelled double doors between Ionic engaged columns supporting modillion cornice which breaks back in the centre; overlight. Ground-floor windows have architraves and blind boxes; first-floor windows flat-arched with heads of gauged brick; mutule cornice with balustrade and two of late C19 or early C20 date. Hipped-roof with side stacks. Brick dentil cornice to rear and side elevations. Three storey
hipped wing, an addition probably of the early C19, projects from centre of rear elevation.
Iron railings with urn finials and overthrow lampholder at front of house. Principal facade flanked by garden walls with pineapple finials to the piers; the wall continues down
Canonbury Place facing nos 1-5 (q.v.), C18 brick except where it is upswept to embrace an arched and pedimented garden entrance of London stock brick. Inside, the depth of the central staircase hall is divided
into three by round arches, the second arch being filled by a flat-arched reeded architrave with decorative fanlight. The walls are articulated by three shallow round blank arches to either side; modillion cornice to the first two bays. Dog-leg staircase with wreathed and ramped handrail, stick balusters, and open string, running from basement up to second floor. Original panelled doors, architraves and panelled window
embrasures to ground floor. Left-hand room on the ground floor has dado rail, picture rail, and egg-and-dart cornice with Greek key pattern to the ceiling; cast-iron grate and chimneypiece in the Adam style; the wall of a smaller, linked room to the rear is curved at its north-east corner with a fitted corner cupboard facing, with entablature of c.1800. The left -hand front room on the first floor has a Neo-classicalcast-iron grate with a bolection-moulded chimneypiece. British Listed Buildings

Graffiti on wall plus landscaping & grate.

Graffiti on wall plus landscaping & grate.

In downtown Sioux City, Iowa! But what was the graffiti artist trying to do or say. Does he or she feel satisfied with his or her efforts.

Personally I find this to be a disappointing display. Maybe the people of Sioux City aren't able to come up with good graffiti ideas? I'd hate to think that Sioux Citians really are as stupid as their nationwide reputation makes them out to be.


Along the west side of Jones Street, north of 4th Street in downtown Sioux City, Iowa.

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