I met a woman who was three years old when the original owner of what was then a mansion died and the building was turned into apartments. She told me it was an SRO for many years, so notorious for fires that it had its own call box.
It was built by a doctor, had a stoop up to the home floors with his office in the garden apartment. There was a garden but it was filled in with an addition. She worries a bit about the demolition workers because it has so many staircases going every which way that they could collapse if they aren’t careful.(via Flickr)