Land of the Rolling Prairie (and 100 Meskers)

Recent finds in Dysart, Eldora and Reinbeck supplied several Mesker Brothers brick fronts and now the Iowa list has 100 Meskers. 100 is but a fraction of the estimated 2,473 Mesker facades that originally graced Iowan buildings, ranking the state as the sixth largest purchaser of Mesker products. 1,882 of  these were by Mesker Brothers … Continue reading

Palace of Sweets

“Walk down the main street of any town. You are not a store owner, not a property owner, not a realtor or building manager… you are merely a normal average human being, intent on buying something. What do you see? You see some stores that are old-fashioned, rundown, unattractive. From the outside, they look as … Continue reading

Road spotting: 4 Meskers in 2 states

No road trip can be called a success without discovering new Mesker facades. Plus it’s so much more rewarding documenting them in person versus through other people’s photos. Last week our family went to Lincoln, Nebraska, and drove through Missouri to get there and through Iowa on the way back. We didn’t really stop in … Continue reading