So Long Shirt Corner…
While I was still working in Old City, work began on rehabbing the old brick buildings — better known as Shirt Corner, for the bold red, white, and blue graphic painted on their exteriors.
Not long after, this happened.
The article reports that the buildings were found to be unstable while the rehab work was underway, necessitating demolition. Though I have heard cynical old building fans express the opinion that clearing the site was the plan all along, providing the owner with a large, cleared lot and the option for new construction without working around old buildings.
Either way, we would have lost the bold bicentennial-era graphics.
But at least we still have Suit Corner across the street.