I know for a fact that years ago this unique facade had been completely obscured by re-skins, and from the looks of it, there might be more surprises on the left side of the building.
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Do you know if the masonry directly surrounding the central/main three windows is original? If so, it looks quite intriguing.
Looks original–though there looks to be a fair amount of relaid brick elsewhere–most likely because it was damaged by the re-skin that has been removed.
The top three layers of brick had to be recreated and the very bottom stone had to be added due to the damage from the re-skin. The rest of the masonry is original, we had it all tuck-pointed. The real gem is the exposed brick and wood ceiling on the interior. You can see some pictures on our website http://www.psa-cpa.com