Look at this 1937 photo of the old Alberti Jewelers located at 1246 N. Milwaukee. The storefront at the base of an older building has been renovated to convey the swank modernity of a fine jeweler.
The scene is long gone, of course. The shuttered Palm Terrace banquet hall is in this spot now. But the photo captures a great moment in time for eternity. I found this photograph and others on the University of Minnesota's library site. The library holds photo files from the old American Terra Cotta Company, a business once located near Crystal Lake that churned out ornamental building materials from the 1880s until 1966.
American Terra Cotta was undoubtedly proud of their product. The company hired some of the best architectural photographers of the day to document buildings that employed their terra cotta. The University of Minnesota has digitized those photo files, creating an online repository of the firm's work.