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Man operating a small bulldozer, carefully maneuvering around a No Parking Any Time sign

42 Years Ago
This photo appeared in the March 9, 1982 Golden Transcript. The caption asked, "Who would want to?" in reference to the No Parking sign. It went on to say:

Common sense probably is sufficient, but the No Parking sign makes it official at the corner of 14th Street and Washington Avenue. If the sign isn't enough of a deterrent for motorists in search of a parking place, then Gordon Ramstetter powering a crawler-loader more than likely is. Ramstetter Excavating is tearing up the sidewalk and grading the site for a soon-to-be office building or condominiums.

Three tall, narrow rowhouse-type buildings with peaked roofs and 3-1/2 stories
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The building(s) in question are still there, at the southwest corner of 14th and Washington--the long-time home of Higher Grounds Coffee, Truly BoHotique, and several other businesses and residences. The D & N Motel behind Mr. Ramstetter has since been incorporated into the architect's office next door.