Anyone know the story behind this corner commercial building on 20th and Madison streets in the Russell neighborhood? After trying to find the scoop myself unsuccessfully, I figured one of you might know the answer. Tell us in the comments.
I found the building with a gaping hole in its side last year around the same time as the partial collapse at the Ouerbacker House a few blocks away. I assumed then that this was also a collapse and expected the building to be demolished. Upon checking back, the structure has been repaired, albeit not quite to its original architectural grandeur, but at least it’s still standing. Take a look at the original structure as captured on Google Maps below.