Terra Cotta Facelift

Scaffolding above the sidewalk in front Heisler’s Bootery has been put in place to keep pedestrians safe while the terra cotta façade of the building is being restored. Workers will repair the mortar, fix cracked tiles, and replace missing pieces of terra cotta.  The Heisler’s building is historically known as The Teckler Building – built in 1910.  The terra cotta on the façade (and on many of the other buildings in downtown) was manufactured locally at the American Terra Cotta & Ceramic Co. factory.