DeBaliviere Building Revisited, Delmar Boulevard

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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.

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Terence D says:

    I’ve been by this countless times over the year and for whatever reason never stopped to notice or appreciate this building like I just have thru your photographs. Thank you.

  2. Dominique says:

    very interested in this building looking for space for daycare do you have any idea or no who is leasing the space for rent

    1. Chris Naffziger says:

      You would need to stop by and see Latham Bell, whose address is 401 N. Newstead Avenue, #1N. I don’t know the phone number. Good luck!

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