Three buildings went down for a parking ramp. (A damn good-looking parking ramp, too. At least there's that consolation.) Falling to the ball are, left to right: the light-colored Merchants building, a pleasant little Italianate structure; the little Egyptian structure in the middle, and the Thorpe building. (The facade of the Thorpe in this picture is different than the pictures that follow - it suffered the usual ham-fisted 50s renovation.)

I wrote when this site went up over ten years ago, in another for: "All three are mourned." All three are forgotten - except for the bizarre example of the generally bizarre Egyptian revival, a post-Tut craze that had few followers.

The building on the far far left still stands, and can be found here.