Over the summer, we brought the Mortgage Security Building, located at 18th St. & Fairmount Ave., to your attention. The building has wonderful bones but is poorly used and badly maintained.

That's the one

Just imagine what it must have once looked like

Last week, a reader brought some construction activity at this site to our attention. Naturally, we scurried over to check it out.


Some work on the roof?

Pile of bricks in the vacant lot next door

We don’t know what’s going on here, but it seems more likely to be a cornice repair effort rather than the transformation of the building into something better. Bummer.

We’ll keep our eyes peeled, just in case something exciting gets going over here. Considering the action in either direction on Fairmount Ave., it’s not out of the question.