WEST END - South of the viaduct is a tough place to be an old building, and even tougher if you're west of Monroe Street. While the East Side of downtown is hitting its stride as old buildings are restored and new ones built, the West End plods along with little action aside from the occasional renovation of a car dealership.
This weekend we spotted another building getting 'Wendell-ed' at the corner of 2nd and
Adams Cedar. The usual indicators were there - fenced-off sidewalk, windows out, and the sky visible through the top floor. The area was never a prime area for apartment-seekers. The same could be said for West Main 5 years ago. With the Borning Building renovation and West First Ave. exploding a scant two blocks away, the remaining multi-story structures could have a new lease on life if they can hang on. Until then, swing by and get your last looks.