East of the giant parking lots that sit empty most of the year is a rapidly developing neighborhood with great businesses. The architecture is usually from the early Twentieth Century, replacing the mansions and upper middle class houses that spread to the neighborhood in the Nineteenth Century. I hope one day wasteful surface parking lots will all be gone.
This building was never a church, though its form would suggest so. I have heard that it was actually an office building originally.
The neighborhood was also originally nicknamed “Piety Hill” due to the proliferation of churches back in the Nineteenth Century. Many of the churches, having survived blight, fires and abandonment, are still occupied and active congregations.