Earlier this year, a really nice building on the southwest corner of 2nd & Poplar was demolished. It had been vacant for many years despite the improving fortunes of the 2nd Street corridor.

Building is gone

Passing by the site of the building the other week, we discovered murals where the building once stood. They're pretty awesome, though we're fairly certain they weren't put there by the Mural Arts Program.

South side

West side

How long they'll remain is an open question, especially with rumors that the building next door could be redeveloped sometime soon. And while we wish the building was still standing, we certainly have an appreciation for the artistic placeholders. That buffalo is especially sweet.