Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Then and Now

Today we turn the yesteryear lens on a nondescript one-story building at 2nd & Wall. It's right across the street from the McGuire and the McGuire's lovely scaffold, so naturally one's attention is drawn to that eyesore, which increases this little building's demure status. But enough about the present, let's take a look at the past:

You'll notice that Wall Street is running in the opposite direction and 2nd Avenue is two-way. Ooh, freaky! OK, so this place used to distribute films. That and car repair were Belltown's major industries back in the thirties. What's it up to these days?

It's a real estate office. Oh...uh, great. Well, at least it didn't suffer the same fate as its across-the-street neighbor by getting torn down and replaced by defective apartments/condos. It just shelters real estate people from the elements. That's OK. If it wasn't there, it would be somewhere else, maybe in a building I like more than this one. I say let them stay there!

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