Courtesy of Ben Boulden

June 12, 1993 and the Reynolds-Davis building on the southeast corner of South Third Street and Garrison Avenue still stands after about a century downtown. In April 1996, a tornado destroyed this great specimen of late Victorian commercial architecture. The first floor facade was preserved by its last owner, Richard Griffin, and still stands on the avenue to mask a parking lot behind it. The Kannady building to the left of the Reynolds-Davis was demolished shortly after this photo was taken because of serious structural flaws. Adelaide Hall to its left was restored and renovated by Griffin and since the mid-1990s has been home to the Varsity Grill restaurant.


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