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The House of Joy

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 18 January 2014 in Architecture.

This building served as a brothel, a restaurant, and now a boutique.

Jerome, Arizona

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

It's had an interesting history.

18 Jan 2014 5:31am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What period of time are we talking here - dawn to dusk ?!

18 Jan 2014 6:22am

fatemeh from tehran, Iran


18 Jan 2014 6:22am

PATRICK from miramas, France

superbe maison

18 Jan 2014 6:33am

jean pierre from paris, France

extra!! toute une histoire!!! amitiés

18 Jan 2014 7:38am

Focales from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

I like the red bricks which give a lot of heat to facades. This establishment welcomed changes of jobs but it always remains full of charm

18 Jan 2014 8:13am (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

... and a dentist's office. (Here there is no such joy).

Nice building and nice shot!

18 Jan 2014 8:43am

Roléro-T from loverval, Belgium

Nice building shot! nice day to you!

18 Jan 2014 9:12am

Veronique from Tarbes, France

Haaaa ! I learned a new word today !! Nicely decorated place :-)

18 Jan 2014 9:53am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

That was a nice way to word it, we had our share of those when I was living in Nevada:) Interesting history love those type towns. When we were in Nevada we found out the Air Force had done a few practice run on some of the old ghost towns, problem is some folks have taken up shelter in those old towns:(

18 Jan 2014 11:23am

Shiva from Canada

Your title The house of joy " serves for all three businesses, Great shot and fitting title. Thanks for sharing Steve, have a great weekend, Monika

18 Jan 2014 11:26am

Patrick M. from France

A typical place - I love your framing -

18 Jan 2014 12:26pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

great framing
well done

18 Jan 2014 3:01pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Interesting info!! And I love this cute brick building!

18 Jan 2014 3:57pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I think you have managed to capture them all here.

18 Jan 2014 6:21pm

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

So it has a long history of producing well-being.

18 Jan 2014 7:12pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot
with beautiful frame, colors, lighting, shadows & textures!
Lovely house!

18 Jan 2014 7:32pm

Ramu from Jersey City, United States

Very good. Liked it

18 Jan 2014 7:35pm

alex centrella from California, United States

nice capture . .

18 Jan 2014 9:00pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Beautiful house.

18 Jan 2014 10:19pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful brick building of the House of Joy. And interesting information. :)

18 Jan 2014 11:52pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

A very charming structure; love the texture of the brick … great photo!

19 Jan 2014 12:35am

Etsu from Japan

Your description tells us that there were several changes before the present business was settled on. Now, the house looks lovely and seems to attract customers. Wonderful find, Steve. Have a nice Sunday. :)

19 Jan 2014 2:51am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

a real landmark!!

19 Jan 2014 3:01am

John Jungklaus from Chase Mills, NY, United States

Very interesting and great shot Steve !! Framing and detail is really great here !! A very crisp shadow !!

19 Jan 2014 5:00am

Diana from Olympia, United States

Who knows what is going on upstairs!

19 Jan 2014 5:00am

L'angevine from Angers, France


19 Jan 2014 7:56am

beanow from Warsaw, Poland

Great street shot!

19 Jan 2014 6:09pm