Monday, August 31, 2009

The Tire Mart Building

One of the more prominent remaining unrehabbed buildings along Locust in Downtown West is the Tire Mart Building at 1815 Locust.

Designed by prominent architect Preston J. Bradshaw, this three-story building was named to the National Historic Register in 2004 and features huge windows that make it a perfect candidate for residential or commercial lofts.

Tire Mart Inc. owns the building and appears to still be operating its wholesale tire distribution business there, so at least it's not vacant. Perhaps Tire Mart could find a new location elsewhere in the city and give its current building a new life.

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