This is the Lutherloh building, and this morning I finally got a chance to make an exposure. It sits right across from our City Hall, and there is seldom a morning when there aren’t cars parked either in front of the Lutherloh or where I need to ‘park’ my camera and tripod in front City Hall. Decades ago when I first arrived in Cedar Key, the ‘Avon Lady’ lived upstairs in this building, and the Realtor through whom I bought our house, had an office downstairs. Now it is basically empty, part of the block that was going to be The Residence Club at Cedar Key Village , as show in this illustration from The New York Times.
If you click on the image you can see that it is from 2006. So, not too long before the bubble burst. I am not upset that the development did not happen. I think it was overly ambitious and am convinced that it could not have operated the way it was envisoned. At the same time, I am terribly saddened that interesting and attractive buildings like this are standing empty and are deteriorating.
Here is the lot of them on my experimental website.