Commercial Building – Park Place

C. M. Butcher of the Butcher & Sweeney Construction Co. built this commercial building as a single-tenant rental property in 1927. It has housed a cleaners, a window shade company and a cocktail lounge. Chicotsky’s Grocery Market served many families in the area. The ornate façade of the building has polychrome brick walls, red-tiled roof, and cast stone columns supporting a cornice surmounted by urn finials. The large window openings have been filled in with aggregate panels. With restoration and documentation of the architect, the building might be eligible for the National Register. The property was designated Demolition Delay in 1995. Since first documented, the storefront windows have been opened up and the paint removed from the cast stone columns. The building is now home to a design studio.

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