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S.G. Adams Building

Built: 1890
Architect: Shepley, Rutan & Coolidge
Status: vacant until 2004; renovated into lofts and ground-level retail

Built as the original Southwestern Bell Telephone building, it has since housed a stationary business. The architects were the successor firm to the influential H.H. Richardson, whose stylistic influence is evident throughout much of 1890s architecture.

In 2004, downtown's first, long-awaited full-service grocery store opened in its base. The exterior has been cleaned and repaired; later alterations at the base have been removed. The upper floors are now renovated as the Bell Lofts.

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