Leaving the parking lot of the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, NY I came across this beautiful stone and brick building in terrible shape with construction vehicles around it. I went closer and noticed the incredible stone details around the doors, windows and stairs. Surely they were preserving this beauty? I took a few photos and came back a week later to find a flat lot scraped clean with no trace of the building. Apparently it had a fire earlier this year: Building to Be Demolished. I had so hoped they could save it or reuse the cut stone etc. I am not sure what happened to the scrap. Maybe a nice new building will be build here..
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