NEARLY GONE: Old Arkla building.
photographer Brian Chilson snapped this shot of the old Arkla Gas headquarters
, which occupied the block between River Market Ave. and Rock St. and 4th and Capitol. Pretty apocalyptic looking, no?
The building is being razed to make way for an 84-unit, $13 million apartment project that Moses-Tucker is developing
. The apartments will occupy the south half of the block.
Plans for the other half have yet to be announced. McKibbon Hotel Group will build
a Hilton Homewood Suites
on the north end. McKibbon has already built three other hotels in the River Market.
On the jump, check out another shot from Brian of a demolition project. This one is of the five-story Baker building
, built originally as the Fausett Building, going down on University and Markham to make way for a Chipotle
. The photo is a bit out of date; all but the east of end of it was gone when I drove by yesterday.
THE BAKER BUILDING: Soon to be no more.