Completed in 1911, the Kickapoo Building was a local tavern associated with Anheuser-Busch, back when breweries were still allowed to own saloons. Designed by Albert Keifer and constructed by John Hartwig, the building has seen new life as a coffee shop on the near end.
Unfortunately, at the other end of the “flatiron,” there is a sorry intrusion of a carport, with a still operating dry cleaners.
As evidenced by the orphaned lintel up above, this carport was almost certainly not original.
What a great building. Now if only the acres after acres, and blocks after blocks of parking lots surrounding the area would be redeveloped, the Kickapoo Building might actually anchor a neighborhood again one day.