A look at Wheatena through the years

With demolition of the old Wheatena buildings and clearing of the site in recent months, I thought it’d be a good time to go deep into the archives.

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The white, four-story building at the corner of Elizabeth and West Grand avenues loomed vacant for about 40 years despite a variety of plans over the last decade and a half. The plan that finally received approval and now is moving forward is a 487-unit development called The Brownstones, by Capodagli Property Company. Over the past year or so, the company has cleared much of the 7-acre site and environmental remediation is part of the project.

Here’s a timeline of milestones over the last few decades (I’ve linked to what I can, which is mostly previous posts):

A Google search yielded a flickr account that features some pretty cool photos from the Wheatena site taken in 2013 that are worth checking out. There’s also a fun piece from Atlas Obscura from earlier this year that includes some remarks from city historian Alex Shipley.

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  1. Interesting to see these pix. And thanks for the link to the Steven Bley flickr page. He’s very talented.

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