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Board of Education Building
Architect: Issac S. Taylor
Status: renovated in 2005 as apartments.
Originally built as the city's public library, till the present Beaux Arts building further west was constructed in the 1910s. The Board of Education departed in 2000 for financial reasons, citing the cost of installing modern elevators (the extant ones still required an operator!) and central air conditioning -- after having the windows and portions of the facade cleaned and painted only three months earlier.
The building went up for sale around 2000. After a few vacant years, it is currently (early 2005) being renovated as a condominium development
titled Roberts Lofts on the Plaza.