3 Windows

3 Windows | Moses Lake, WA | December 2019

Moses Lake’s tallest downtown building is likely no more than three stories high. The city core has a low-rise architecture with a boxy charm all its own. Specifically: creative variations on rectangular, cinder-block buildings — faux fronts (brick, metal, glass), distinctive landscaping (dryland grasses, basalt spires) and quirky artworks (sculptures, mosaics) on almost every corner. I appreciate the utilitarian lines of Moses Lake’s sturdy structures, all built to withstand searing summers and windy winters. And no, wise guy, this blog post isn’t sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.

[In photo: A downtown view reflected in second-floor windows.]