This 1890’s building was covered with paint. I have been watching as workers sandblast the building and restore it to its former glory. CCI Properties now owns the building and it is currently vacant while it is being restored and upgraded.
The building has housed a few restaurants over the years and until recently low-income rental units. When it is finished 20% of the rental units will income-restricted for at least 10 years. The picture was taken at the intersection of 7th street and Wabasha.
They definitely do not build them like this anymore. The building is of the Queen Anne style and there was once a turret on top of the rounded section with the flag on it.