111 W. Sycamore: The Johnston-Taylor Building
(images: both of the older photos include 111 W. Sycamore. In the oldest, it's visible just to the right of the old Armstrong-Landon, and in the 70's era photo it's in use as Jack's Uniform Shop)
An outstanding example of a Neoclassical building with its symmetrical features, the Johnston-Taylor building includes beautiful white glazed terra cotta in the Italian or Venetian Renaissance Revival style. Note the
stylized coats-of-arms and tiled roof projecting from its cornice. The building was remodeled in 1924 after fire damaged the original structure (the same fire that destroyed the Armstrong-Landon Building).
It was the site of the Pictureland Theatre, one of eight theatres housed over the years in downtown Kokomo. For many years, the building was home to Jack’s Menswear; it is now home to the Johnston-Taylor
Company, land appraisers. The building was sympathetically remodeled in the late 1980s, leaving all original openings and tile work in place.
Outstanding Design: Neoclassical
Year Built: C. 1924