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May 1996

AVA Garage
2301 Olive Street

This Art Deco-trimmed garage building had an elegance that epitomized the Jazz Age romance with the early automobile. It s styilzed brickwork and streamlined trim seemed almost absurd amid the industrial styles and vacant lots between downtown and Midtown.

After serving as a Sunoco in the 1970s and a Goodrich Silvertown Inc. in the 1980s, the Olive Street garage was largely destroyed by fire in 1996. Demolition crews did the rest.

The three-story building next door has also been demolished. The site of both buildings is now a fenced parking lot.

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