|Posted by 2Xplorations|
Interesting, whats going on in the 2nd photo was another building next to it or a stairwell / fire escape demolished? something seems amiss..
Fire escape was removed.
That building was apartments in the 1920's, turned hotel, turned trap house. After one to many drug raids, and code violations, the city condemned it. Now it sits vacant and for sale thanks to it being placed on the National Register of Historic Places. There have been many attempts to restore and renovate the building into condos and the like, but none have actually managed to go through.
Info kinda dwindles there, I imagine they removed the fire escapes around the same time the plexiglass barriers were installed. =/