Back in the last century, it was believed that buildings made with cast iron fronts were more fire resistant. It turns out to not be true, but the practice proliferated anyway. This building is one of several along Western Avenue referred to as Iron Front Row. The classic Coca-Cola sign painted on the back of the building features a young chicken since Petaluma was once known as the “Egg Capital of the World.”
I had a great time out sketching with the “Ready, Set, Sketch!” group. We had a total of 12 people in attendance. Thanks to everyone who came out.