What is art? it is paintings… drawings… architecture. There is a building in Bay City Michigan that will probably be soon destroyed. It should be on the National Registry Of Historic Places, but even that wouldn’t save it. It is the Market Restaurant just off Columbus Avenue.
It is an incredible building. The main part of the building is a completely round brick structure, with an expanded facade in front which includes two smaller round caps. They just don’t make a building like this anymore, and it is completely unique. And it is about to be destroyed. It breaks my heart.
I have a special bond with this building, because it is one of my first memories ever. It was the first restaurant I ever ate in. I remember walking in and experiencing the smell of butter and good flavor. I was probably 4 years old. But a vivid memory. The waitress asked what I wanted for breakfast… I said “Dunkin’ eggs.” She was like “what?” And I explained… “eggs, where you can dunk the toast in the yolk.”
But that’s not what is important about the building. It is architectural art. It is a museum piece in the heart of Bay City. And soon it will be destroyed. And those that destroy it will surely get no forgiveness from me.