H-Town Man Posted October 18, 2019 Share Posted October 18, 2019 21 hours ago, rechlin said: I think with this building we are uncertain whether the façade is a slipcover or if it replaced the original façade. Though now that flames are coming out of the roof, the building may be too heavily damaged for it to matter (HFD is flying a drone overhead to inspect, too). Here's the best photo I can come up with of the original 1929 appearance: I can't imagine they would go to all the trouble to remove that stone when it is a perfectly fine base for whatever you need to put on it. Those lower art deco ornaments probably didn't survive though, and obviously the top projecting ones didn't. I've seen the slipcover and it does not seem like very substantial material. I think renovation of the upper floors will be driven by the market for historic Class B office space, perhaps creative space. Right now there is a lot of this available in the Lower Main area. Not sure why there isn't more demand for offices in such interesting buildings as we have but my guess is the parking issue. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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