Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Rubloff Building Reappears

Three years to the day after the terra cotta was removed from the Rubloff Building (aka Majestic Store (Everything For Men)) at Leland and Broadway, the familiar blue-and-cream tiles and yellow brick exterior are being replaced after cleaning and restoration.

For years we despaired at seeing this tiny architectural gem deteriorate. While the original building is gone forever, it's good to see the exterior decorations making a comeback.

Mark2400 on Flickr photographed it in 2008. You can see the poor condition that the building was in then:

1 comment:

  1. Forgive my cynicism, but I do hope they'll do something to protect it from taggers and other vandals. Perhaps an overcoating of some type?