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1430 Washington Avenue
The Monkey Building
The Monkey Building is one of the avenue's more peculiar bits of whimsy. Its delightful ornament is the work of Bob Cassily, developer of the old Shoe Company buildings and the City Museum.
Twice sold in recent years, it remained vacant through much of the 1990s and 2000s. Despite a 2007 roof collapse, it has been renovated. In 2008, a wind energy firm moved in; the building also houses Erlich's Cleaners, relocated from the demolished building at 1402 Washington.