East corner of 1900 Young collapses during demolition

Columbia Pictures Building

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As mentioned in a previous post, the removal of the Columbia Pictures Building / 1900 Young Street is one component of the project to redevelop and restore neighboring 508 Park Avenue. On Sunday, April 22 the building at the corner of Young and Park Avenue was demolished. 1900 Young wasn’t particularly ornate or historic, but [...]

Statler exterior

Statler Hilton, Part II

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In April 2011 we visited the Statler Hilton when work was commencing to clean and restore the massive building (read about that visit here). One year later, we were invited back to view the progress and learn about discoveries that have been made. Over the past twelve months crews for the Ricchi Group — the [...]

Front of 508 Park Avenue

508 Park Avenue

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Today we explore 508 Park Avenue, a small but historic structure in the Harwood Historic District holding an interesting history. After many years of neglect, the building will see new life as an expanded ministry of First Presbyterian Church, and plans are already underway for its transformation. History 508 Park Avenue opened as the Vitagraph/Warner Brothers [...]