I wasn't expecting this one just yet, but today the red brick building at 26 N Street
has been demolished (flip through the Stadium Construction Camera
images from Camera #2 starting at 8:40 am to see it disappear); it was home for many years to the Patent Reproduction Company, until a deal was made by Monument Realty in August 2005 to purchase it for $3 million (see Post
articles from the time of the sale). This site is directly across from the stadium
, but is not part of Monument's first phase of development in the area
(which is in Square 701 on the east side of Half Street--the demolished building is on the west side, in Square 700 at Van and N streets); Square 700 redevelopment will probably not begin before 2009. But I'm guessing there might be some stadium parking made available on the north side of N between South Capitol and Half in the meantime. And 26 N has now been enshrined as #118 in my Demolished Buildings
gallery; I imagine its neighbors
(including the Good N Plenty carryout) are in their last days as well.