DNA Info reports that the Watchtower Tract & Bible Society, better known as Jehovah’s Witnesses, has put the (forgive my use of an over-used word, but here it does seem appropriate) iconic Towers Hotel building (photo, a “fortuitous find” by reader AEB), at Clark and Willow streets, up for sale. Back in 2006, in BHB’s infancy, our late founder and publisher John “Homer Fink” Loscalzo did a nice little history of the building, including its having been a hangout for the Brooklyn Dodgers (as, later, was the Bossert) and home of a Yiddish language radio station.
Addendum: reader Concerned reminds me of an important detail. The asking price is $140 million (for a building that cost $4 million to construct). So, for those of you with checkbooks handy….