The tile setters who decorated The Shanty building on 4th Avenue made a cool choice when confronted with a bulge in the building. They customized the pattern to make it harmonize with the other wall bits. I think if this had been done today, that protrusion would have just been painted instead of artistically tiled.
I'm a transplanted New Yorker who loves the Tucson climate. On New Year's Day I have a bit of fun calling my (snowbound) east coast friends to announce that I'm drinking coffee while sitting on my patio. (: