SALVAGE: Five Rose Wreckers

To a drab backwash of the '80s in downtown Minneapolis one day last week went erect, seamy-faced Mayor George E. Leach. At the corner of Fifth Street and Hennepin Avenue, clangorous with streetcar traffic, he stood up before a nostalgic crowd. Said he: "I was here when the first brick was put in and I am here now to take the first brick out." Then, with a crowbar he pried one from the façade of an imposing seven-story Moorish-Victorian pile.

Thus with ceremony usually saved for a new building, Minneapolis said good-by to...

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