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19th & Madison construction crane celebrates site’s history

As CHS has reported, there is progress being made in the construction of a six story mixed use project at 1818 E Madison.  The construction project, headed by Seattle contracting giant W.G. Clark, will include over 6,000 square feet of retail with ground floor parking and 131 studio, one and two bedroom loft-style apartments ranging from 625 to 900 square feet.  Construction is slated to be complete in March 2012.

The project is at the site of the former Fratelli’s Ice Cream plant, and used to feature of delightful mural of cows along the 19th Avenue exterior.  More about the history of the building and the mural can be found on the Miller Park Neighborhood blog.

Today the enormous crane hovering over the 19th and Madison construction site is decorated with a giant cutout of a dairy cow on one side, and a sign with a web address listed on the other: A visit to the website gives you more history of the ice cream factory and an opportunity for more information about the mixed use project that is replacing it.

One can only hope they’ll paint a few cows on the side of the building.

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