In October 2009 I added the third building to my town. However, it was unfinished -- there were no signs or interior details. At first I had planned to make it a dress shop, but couldn't work up any enthusiasm for modeling the details.
Eventually I decided to turn it into a bakery, with an upstairs residence. At long last, it's finally finished:
This area seemed to need something extra, and a swamp cooler was just the ticket! I scratch-built it from stryene. The vents are actually made of small scale clapboard siding. I'm not sure if it's HO or N scale, but the spacing is .030". Then I added strips of .010" thick styrene. The wooden support platform is also made from styrene, textured and painted to look like old wood. I also repainted to corrugated metal roof, giving it a coat of white paint with a little rust showing through. I wimped out on the upstairs residence interior -- there are only a few simple details inside, with dim lights and lace curtains hiding most of the interior.
The bakery interior is fully detailed and lighted:
If you look closely, you can see pink pastry boxes on the shelves. The small, highly detailed cakes in the window were purchased from a doll house supplier, but the large cake and everything else was scratch-built.
There are loaves of bread wrapped in cellophane on the shelves here. The one small, highly detailed cake in the window is from a doll house supplier, but bread rolls and large cakes were scratch-built.
The bakery is named Cora's Cakes, after one of our grand-daughters.
The door to the upstairs residence is at the side, between the bakery and the rock shop.
Also, I paved the road in front of the buildings:
And I've created a new improved webpage for my Dos Manos buildings. There's a photo of the town, and you can click on each building in the photo to see detailed reports of how the buildings were constructed plus additional photos of the completed structure: http://www.raydunakin.com/Site/IRR_Dos_Manos.html