This building has been on the potential chopping block for awhile. And frankly, its future is still not secure. I wrote an article in the WTH section of the website 2 years ago yesterday (coincidentally), so it’s definitely time for an update and for redefining it as a Sunday Prayer…
The building has been vacant for more than 2 years, but it remains a beacon of beautiful design in a sea of schlock. (That godawful oddball white structure to the north of the building and the seemingly endless blocks of asphalt turn my stomach–I don’t know about you.
The latest is that there was a great potential agreement for the purchase and preservation of the building but that the owner of an adjoining parking lot would also have to sell. Last I saw on the “Save the Crawford’s Bakery Building” facebook page (the style of which has changed in one of the many ‘improvements’ over at the faceplace) this adjoining property was the final sticking point in making the deal go through, and that the deal is not a shoo-in now as the deal/offer expired due to the feet-dragging of the second property owner…
It may truly take prayers and then some to make sure we don’t lose this lovely little commercial building. There used to be a bustling commercial area on the other corners here and I love the early stories of Pandell’s Florist shop (more on that in my prior article).
Getting a lunch spot back here would be a welcome site. What do you think?
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