Mayer & Weill Building (1898-1899)
495 Main Street, northeast corner of Mohawk Street

American Renaissance: The Renaissance goes vertical here, on a brick-clad, steel frame structure ornamented with classical terra cotta details. This building, the longtime home of Bing & Nathan, was constructed in the remarkably short time of three months, January-March 1899. It was demolished in 1977 for a Burger King. The tall building in the distance at right is Sinclair, Rooney & Company on Washington Street, designed by Esenwein & Johnson in 1909.

Photo ca. 1930