KERASOTES LET CONTRACT FOR NEW BUILDINGThe Journal – 12/5/1926 Contract for the three-story building to be erected at the northeast corner of Sixth and Washington streets was awarded yesterday by Gus and Louis Kerasotes to the J. Clyde Evans Construction company. Work on actual construction of the new building is scheduled to begin this week, it was announced. The building will have a steel frame with light terra cotta finish on the west and south sides. The frame and foundations will be designed to support an eight story structure if it is desired to enlarge the building at any future time. Plans for the building drawn by Carl T. Meyer, architect, provide for six store rooms on the first floor and twenty office rooms for the second and third floors, ten office rooms to each floor. The structure will be fire-proof and modern throughout. The office rooms will be of strictly modern design and will be fully equipped with modern facilities. It was planned at first to finish the building on the south and west sides with brick and white stone trim. The decision to use light terra cotta similar to that on the Broadwell building will make the structure one of unusual beauty. The work of clearing away the debris from the old building is practically completed. This work has been delayed somewhat because of the presence of a concrete vault in the basement.