The Lit Brothers Building

I was running errands in town yesterday, when I passed The Lit Brothers building on 8th and Market. Built in 1859 by architects Edward Collins & Charles M. Autenrieth, the façade is a Renaissance Revival style. It reminds me of a wedding cake – well, if a wedding cake were made of iron, brick, and terra cotta – it’s a gorgeous building. The store closed it’s doors in 1977, miraculously, it was saved from the wrecking ball and it’s been redeveloped with shops and office spaces.


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2 Responses to The Lit Brothers Building

  1. OldNFO says:

    Yep, interesting architecture. Glad ONE finally got saved!

  2. Tina says:

    I always think of this building like a giant wedding cake – it’s a beauty!

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