Built in 1928, according to plans by Isadore Shank as apartments and storefronts, the DeBaliviere Building still anchors its eponymous corner with Delmar. It’s a stunning building, that sadly sits in a high automobile trafficked area with few pedestrians. I came back, five years later and photographed it again on foot and up close. Delmar is such a sad street; it’s just a traffic sewer now for people trying to get somewhere else quickly. It obviously was once a grand thoroughfare, bursting with life. Take a look at the photos of the building up close, enjoy its detail, and realize that most people just speed by.