Update: The site is indeed now a parking lot, as I predicted.
Built in 1898, the beautiful building across the street from the grand entrance to Lewis Place long anchored this corner, and provided a perfect architectural transition from the private residential street to the more bustling neighborhood surrounding it.
Last occupied by Bernie’s Place, I was shocked to discover that it had been completely gutted by a fire sometime in the last four months. What a shame.
Just look at that classically inspired window that curves around the facade of the building on the second floor.
Already surrounded by Ranken Tech’s parking lots, I strongly suspect that will be the future use of this wonderful building’s land.