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The south side of Olive Street in this vicinity holds a scattering of pre-war commercial buildings, along with a few massive buildings from the 1980s and 1990s.

1900 Olive Street
Shi Salon

Robert E. Lee Hotel
now the Railton Residence
205 N. 18th Street
Architect: Alonzo H. Gentry

Originally a 221-room hotel reliant upon nearby Union Station, this red brick tower has run by the Salvation Army as a Single Room Occupancy residence since 1938. Originally for women only, it has been open to men and women alike since the 1970s. A renovation completed in 2009 reconfigured the building to contain 100 larger apartment-style units, but it remains a source of lower-income worker housing downtown.

  • The Railton Residence Reopens at Preservation Research
  • National Register nomination form
  • Olive Street

    Plaza Square Apartments
    Architects: Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum w/ Harris Armstrong

    An early urban renewal project, with two churches preserved on the grounds.

  • National Register nomination form
  • Plaza Square Apartments listed at Landmarks
  • 1625 Olive Street

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