This small building on Second Street just north of Broadway is undergoing the surgical removal of a mid-century addition. We spotted strewn bricks and bulldozers and assumed the building was a goner, but upon closer inspection, it appears only the back two-thirds of the building will be removed.
You can see in the photo above a vertical line of bricks missing on the side of the building. That line represents the the end of the historic structure and the beginning of the addition. The building has been vacant for quite some time, and no information was posted on site, so we don’t yet know what (if anything) will happen to the property. It is located next door to the downtown location of Grey’s College Bookstore, so the destruction taking place out back could potentially be for their parking lot. Who knows? At least the historic portion of the building might have some life left in it yet.