It hasn’t changed a bit on the outside – with the exception of a late-sixties arch built on the far corner. It’s unchanged except for its clientele – it’s been a welfare hotel for decades. It has escaped every boom, resisted any attempts to be gentrified or turned into condos or a boutique hotel. It just is, silent and apart and forgotten.

Its blue-and-white striped neighbor, a downtown "motel," has been demolished since this picture was taken.