Acrylic/canvas   24x30   2002


              Downtown was the city center with its major streets as well as courts, municipals buildings, offices, theaters, apartment houses, and department  stores. There were also ( and still are) smaller buildings, even  some in or near factory districts, which were commercial at ground level   and residential above . The  rooftops were often an essential part of this mix of industry and living and this was especially true when the  rooftop housed a pigeon coop, maybe a green house, or perhaps  a skylight.