My studio is in the Tannery Arts Center. It was an actual tannery for many years and when it shut down my wonderful town had the vision to make it into an art center with live/work spaces, studio spaces and a performing arts center. The clever architects and builders did a wonderful job at preserving much of the original structure.
The building looks nice and new but if you look closely you will see some of the original structure peaking through.
Here is some of the "tannery patina" that has been preserved just outside my door: