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Rowan Gets a Fall Cleaning

By Eric Richardson
Published: Tuesday, September 18, 2007, at 08:35AM
Cleaning the Rowan Eric Richardson [Flickr]

Coming back from a bike ride just now I was shocked to see bright red brick on the north side of the Rowan Building. The lower part of the building was formerly a dingy tan (as pictured below the cleaning platform), but suddenly it's quite vibrant. Above the photo the old Rowan Building lettering has been repainted and looks great.

This is the same transformation we saw back in June as 810 S. Spring got a wash and went from a dark brown to a young looking tan. Similarly, the Palace, Los Angeles and Tower theaters recently got a cleaning and came out looking amazing. It really is remarkable how impressive of a difference a cleaning like this can make.

Now if we could only get the same treatment for some of the more gross sidewalks of Downtown. Let's get a little sheen back into some of Downtown's old treasures.


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