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March 2001 - terra cotta damage
November 2008 - faded ghost signs include "Guaranty Bank & Trust Co." (including what looks like a Locust Street address) and "Walk-Over Shoes" sold by the "Geo. E. Keith Company".
May 2003 - Europe's grand opening
November 2008 - sold again
1521 Washington Avenue
Originally: Guzzardo Building
Architect: Albert B. Groves, 1916
An old slipcover was removed here, presumably with the intention of restoring the building to its original appearance, but not the funding to do it. Further damage was incurred in an effort to make the building's entrance look "Gothic" or some such.
After a stint as home to the Europe nightclub, the ground floor is vacant again.
The extraordinarily plain building next door at 1523 Washington Avenue dates to 1937.