This must have been a grand building at one time - check out the beautiful glass awning and neon sign, "Reilly." It's on the same block as the now-restored Roy Place Building that I posted a few days ago. I hope some visionary entrepreneur gives "The Reilly" a similar facelift and turns this into a viable office building, restaurant, or club soon. Viva downtown!
02 February 2011
An Unpolished Gem ~
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When I was a kid of about 16-17 I worked at Levy's of Tucson, downtown, trimming their display windows. I think we had a crew of 3 people. Rusty Irion was the head of the department. I think his son, by the same name, still lives in Tucson. It was a glorious place then. Downtown was small, now large buildings, really, and there was a railroad that went through downtown and the main road went under it and on the other side was a restaurant where a lot of people used to eat downtown.ReplyDelete
I agree, this deserves a second life!ReplyDelete
Dear Abraham, Do you remember this building in its prime? I wonder what it was. If you haven't been downtown in a while you should check it out ~ several new restaurants and the big "2nd Saturday Night" celebration is always fun & interesting!ReplyDelete
I've had my eye on that building forever! Art gallery and cafe downstairs and high tech collarborative community working space upstairs. Can't miss ;-)ReplyDelete