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Why should the beautiful die?

Terra-Cotta Pilasters on the Donahoe Building

Terra-cotta front of the Donahoe’s building

Donahoe’s was a prosperous market and restaurant that commissioned William E. Snaman to design this elegant commercial palace on Forbes Avenue. Its striking terra-cotta front is still magnificent from the second floor up.

Evening sun paints the pilasters gold

The ground floor has been completely redesigned, though “designed” is a generous term, as we see in this picture from 2022.

Donahoe’s Building

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