Monday, October 17, 2016
On Friday, workers wrapped up the demolition on 10th Street at Fourth Avenue. The crew quickly took down the single-level structure at the southeast corner in August.
However, the turn-of-the-century townhouse at 82 E. 10th St. remained... they seemed to take their time with it for some reason. I watched them slowly raze it over a two-week period.
These photos are from Saturday...
As previously reported, a 10-story retail-residential building is in the works. The approved permit shows retail on the ground floor and 12 dwelling units above. The residential portion encompasses more than 24,000 square feet, so those units will presumably be condos. Floors 2-5 will each have two units while 6-8 will each have one unit while a two-level duplex to top things off.
SBLM Architects are listed as the architects of record. Didn't spot a rendering at their website. However, a search of the address online turned up this rendering... I don't have any idea if this is the actual design still in play here. This comes from a now-broken link at Archinect ...
The history of this stretch includes the Tenth Street Coffeehouse, an artists' hangout run by Mickey Ruskin before he opened Les Deux Megots on Ninth Street and then Max's Kansas City. No. 82 was thought to have housed the Hilda Carmel Gallery in the late 1950s and early 1960s, where the likes of Pollock, Rothko and de Kooning showed their work.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Report: Demo permits filed to raze southeast corner of 4th Avenue and 10th Street
The 'tremendous retail potential' of East 10th Street and 4th Avenue
10 stories of condos in the works for the long-vacant corner of 4th Avenue and East 10th Street
With new building OK'd, corner of 4th Avenue and 10th Street finally ready for razing